Toughen up our animal cruelty laws
SIR, – Your report on the horrific and brutal killing of the two pregnant roe deer and fawn has no doubt left your readers feeling sickened and nauseous to the core.
This barbaric cruelty should not be allowed to continue. We have weekly reports also of raptors “disappearing” over the so-called sporting estates.
It is high time that strong laws were passed to protect all wildlife with substantial penalties and long custodial sentences, depending on the nature of the crime.
The current Scottish Government minister has been sitting on her hands for far too long. Unless she passes law in the immediate future which is effective in protecting our native species she should go and some other committed person should be charged with the job of making sure animals and birds are treated with the humanity they deserve from us. Enough is enough.
Until the government and police wake up and do their jobs effectively all citizens need to be alert. It is probably the case that quite a few people know the identity of who perpetrated these crimes.
Whoever they are they must also be sickened by the barbarism shown by their colleague or nearest and dearest. Shop them. Give their details to the police.
Peter A Macari, Queens Road, Aberdeen