Posted: 24/04/2015 at 09:37
Don't know about in France - but in the UK it's totally illegal to put out poisoned bait for raptors - or for any other wildlife for that matter - if anyone's aware of it happening in the UK it should be reported to the police asap.
We once had a kitten who had used an area of sand as a 'loo' - the sand had been put over some spilled paint by a delivery driver who'd dropped a can of paint which contained a high level of toxins (it was for painting heating oil tanks). The kitten got paint on her paws and tried to lick it off and swallowed some paint - fortunately I spotted her a few hours later in a poorly state, staggering and glazed eyes - I spotted the sand on her paws and found the paint on the roadway - we rushed her to the vet while I contacted the builder's merchants (I'd seen the lorry) and told them there was a case of poisoning - they told us the brand of paint, the vet got in touch with the manufacturer who told him the ingredients. Some very expensive treatment later our pusscat (Spangles) came home well on the road to recovery - the builder's merchants paid the vet's bill. Spangles lived to around 19 years of age