Blog2006 ≫ Tax the squirrel farms

Bad news from CBBC:

People who shoot or trap grey squirrels should be paid, a member of the Scottish parliament has said.

Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser has called for the Scottish Parliament to introduce the bounty to protect red squirrels from their grey cousins.

In 1932 the Forestry Commission introduced a bounty of 2.5p per squirrel tail. But the system was abandoned in 1957 because people were abusing it.

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