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8:01am 2nd November 2014

Cornwall leads the way in protecting birds of prey.

24 were illegally killed in the South West last year.

Officials fear the number could be much higher as many cases go unreported.

Cornwall was the only county not to have any cases at all.

Nationally there were 160 shot and 74 cases of wildlife poisoning.

Now the RSPB is calling for tighter regulations on the shooting industry.

Spokesperson Tony Whitehead tells us what kind of things they usually see.

He said: " We had two cases of buzzards that were poisoned by a horrible substance called carbofuran, we had a peregrine killed in Bristol, we had an awful case in Devon where we had four gossle and a buzzard killed all in one place all of which were poisoned.

"A couple of years ago we had a very bad case with two peregrines down in St Just, both of which were poisoned, so unfortunatly it does happen in Cornwall.

"It is terrible to think in this day and age these much loved birds still suffer, we would like to think this is confined to history but no it does still go on and it needs to stop."

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8:01am 2nd November 2014

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