17-01-2014 10:38 AM | United Kingdom

Farmers demand sea eagle curbs

Farmers are seeking curbs on the growing sea eagle population because of their deadly impact on sheep and other wildlife which they fear threatens to get out of control.

Representatives from the ­farming community in Argyll will meet Scottish Natural Heritage, which is already conducting a review of the management scheme overseeing the birds, in a bid to discuss their concerns today.

It comes after The Herald reported claims that sea eagles were no longer just attacking crofters' lambs in the Outer Isles, but were also killing larger stock such as hoggs, the stage between lambs and sheep. There have been repeated reports of them killing lambs in the likes of Wester Ross, Skye and other areas on the west coast including Argyll.
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