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Last Updated: Wednesday April 23 2008 14:57 GMT

Police crack down on poachers

Deer

You may think poaching is something that only happens in Robin Hood, but it's becoming a huge problem in the UK.

Police say organised gangs are getting involved in killing wildlife illegally and more needs to be done to keep the animals out of danger.

PC David Hall says the old-fashioned idea of someone taking a deer or rabbit to feed the family is wrong.

He said: "These people are in it mainly for money and sometimes what they would call sport. I certainly wouldn't."