Wild boar roaming free in Scotland ‘destroying crops’



Farmers have warned the Scottish Government it could face a compensation bill for hundreds of thousands of pounds if it fails to eradicate wild pigs that are destroying crops.
The animals, which have escaped or been released from wild boar farms, are increasingly being reported, amid warnings that if something is not done soon their numbers will be unmanageable.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is studying the extent and impact of escaped or released wild boar in the Invergarry area of Lochaber and at a handful of sites in Dumfries and Galloway.
It was due to issue a report to the Scottish... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 37
Source: Scotsman
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