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To Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform

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Please do all you can to protect Scotland’s beavers from being shot and killed.

Beavers were a native Scottish species before becoming extinct here. They have now been reintroduced but are not protected by law. Some landowners and farmers are shooting them, despite there being non-lethal ways of protecting their land. We want the Scottish Government to protect beavers from being killed.

Why is this important?

Pregnant beavers in Scotland are being shot and killed. It’s entirely legal but we can put a stop to the killing.

There’s a loophole in the law that lets landowners shoot these much-loved animals. But environment minister, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, is in a position to close the loophole and protect these wild animals. A huge petition calling on her to stop the slaying of innocent beavers could be enough to tip her into action.

Please can you sign the petition to close the loophole and protect beavers in Scotland?

Beavers are being shot in Scotland

WARNING: Contains upsetting scenes Please sign and share the petition to protect endangered beavers:

Posted by 38 Degrees on Wednesday, 3 February 2016

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