More than 7,000 wild animals were killed on the Windsor Estate during 2013, according to a Freedom of Information request by campaign group, Animal Aid.

While the figures for January were not recorded due to ‘a change in both staff and regime’, the number of animals killed throughout the rest of the year totalled 7,129.

The animals killed included:
• 3901 pigeons
• 1161 rabbits
• 772 jackdaws
• 325 squirrels
• 191 crows
• 159 foxes
• 56 roe deer
• 28 hares
• 9 moles

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.