The RSPB has been accused by police and Whitehall of failing to report bird crime so it can maximise publicity.
The charity was said to have kept quiet about the poisoning of a rare marsh harrier for six months, then announced it to the media rather than calling in the police.
The RSPB’s desire to play a prominent role in the investigation of bird crime rather than leave it to police was potentially jeopardising prosecutions, officers claimed.See?
No matter what it's once-noble ideals, sooner or later, every big charity becomes a bloated monolith dedicated to one thing, and one thing only; its own future.
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