I have been photographing a pair of Mute Swans for the last 5 years. They came to trust me, became my friends and as a result I have shared many intimate moments with them. Last weekend every swan on the two lakes vanished without a trace. They have never left the lakes before. My pair had 8 young cygnets so couldn't fly away. There is no other water in the area and there are no known predators at these lakes. At the same time a car has been seen in the area on several occasions, and when approached the men inside were very aggressive. Fish began to disappear over night and the police were made aware of the potential poachers, even the car registration number was provided.
Now the swans have vanished and the police (wildlife crime officer) has said there is no crime to answer as there is no evidence!
Help me to petition the National Wildlife Crime Unit and the local wildlife crime officer to take action and investigate this crime against wildlife. Don't lets do nothing and turn a blind eye just because this is the easy thing to do. Swans are reportedly being taken from our waterways up and down the country and its time to do something about it.
Please help me to raise awareness, get the wildlife crime officer to investigate and obtain justice for my friends.