Killing deer at night – how Scotland is failing its wildlife – part 1

You want a healthy herd of deer, in numbers that don’t cause environmental damage, and visible enough to admire in Scotland’s beautiful Highlands? Apparently, the Scottish government doesn’t want that. It wants deer slaughtered at night. Scottish deer manager Niall Rowantree, with deer scientist Dr Cathy Mayne, explains how the Scottish Government is failing its most iconic animal, and how the current massacres of animals in the Highlands will not solve the problems they set out to solve. 

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