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To: Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Scottish Parliment
Save the beavers of Beauly Scotland
Reverse your decision to trap and possibly kill the free beavers of Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Let the live as they are doing no harm but only good and allow proper scientific study and monitoring.
Why is this important?
The beaver is the most important, formerly native, animal to Britain that could create landscapes that protect our native plants and animals. They also save taxpayers money in water treatment and flood management costs. The beaver was hunted to extinction and we have a duty to bring them back to our rivers. The effects of beavers will improve water quality, reduce flooding and help turn our river banks back into wildlife havens. This is resisted by some groups who want to exploit our river banks for private gain or fear change in the countryside.
1. The beaver family in the Beauly is not causing any problems and is popular with locals
2. They did not come from illegal releases so there is no need for SNH to make an example of them.
3. They have been there for 5 years or more and are breeding. Kits have been seen this year.
4. Trees for Life are fundraising to run a licensed beaver project in that area and would like to study and add to the existing beaver population.
5. Without this it could take decades for beavers to disperse naturally to the north of the Cairngorms.
6. Trapping these beavers is a waste of public money and a pointless animal welfare risk.
How it will be delivered
We aim to hand the petition to Roseanna Cunningham by members of the campaign group with press support