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Post  princesspurplehippy on Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:12 pm

How amazing was the segment on the Scottish wildcats. The kittens at their den was such a great piece of film
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:00 am

I agree even if they are hybridised they were wonderful to see.

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Post  littlewid on Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:27 pm

It was brilliant to see PPH. They are magnificent cats and I loved the clip too.

I was watching a programme last night, vet school on sky and they had two Scottish Wild cats on there and they are absolutaly huge but so stunning, it was brilliant to see them so close up.

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Post  Doogs on Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:30 pm

Amazing footage, they are just gorgeous I love you
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Post  whitestarling on Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:27 pm

It is Doogs, I remember watching it, and the striped kitten is as close as you can get to a true Wild Cat. Thanks SM
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:19 am

Save the Scottish Wildcats - please sign this petition and share.

The Scottish Wildcat is a beautiful and charismatic animal. They are native to Scotland, but only about 50 - 150 remain.

For years they have been shot and trapped by gamekeepers in the service of landowners. Why? Because they take pheasants. These pheasants have been captive bred for shooting. YES, THE LANDOWNER WANTS THE WILDCAT DEAD SO HE CAN KILL MORE PHEASANTS.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/356/348/002/save-the-scottish-wildcat/

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:35 pm

Signed Lia. No When will humans ever learn, again this is about putting commercial interests above conservation, and is exactly why DEFRA wants to do a Cull on Pheasants, to see what affect it has on the Pheasant population, purly for the benifit of shoots. The Pheasant is not endangered, and its popluation is artificial because they are bred for for shooting for profit.
From The Daily Mail on Line

The British pheasant population in recent years has gone rampant, exploding across the gardens and fields of our land.
During the 1980s, their numbers grew annually at five per cent, and although the rate has now dropped to about two per cent a year - a total of around 40 million birds - it is an astonishing growth
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/columnists/article-228417/Is-Britains-stupidest-bird.html#ixzz2VYQ4Npyg

The Buzzad Population

Today, the buzzard is our commonest raptor, having recolonised all the areas occupied in the 1800s. In their strongholds of the West Country, Wales and Scotland almost all suitable habitat is now occupied. But, though there are false reports that numbers are out of control, there are still areas of the UK where their numbers are restricted by illegal activity.

In 2000 the UK population was estimated at around 31,000 to 44,000 territorial pairs.

As Lai has said Scottish Wild Cats
50 to 150

Compare those figure to 40 Million, then ask why these animals should be killed

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Post  Laikipia on Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:24 pm

I Agree WS - and I just I dont get it humans will never ever learn.

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