Saturday, 22 October 2011
Alleged Slaughter on Rum
There have been feral goats on the island of Rum since the 16th Century. From the year 2000 a number of them have been monitored to assist in studies of climate change. Apparently last week an order was given, through Scottish Natural Heritage, to kill 30 or so of these animals not as part of these investigations, but as needless slaughter. The carcasses were not recorded, nor examined, nor added to the larder. It was a waste of time ... and life. This subject is reported to be covered in tomorrow's edition of the Sunday Times Scotland.
Scottish Islands Explorer - covers causes for concern