An animal sanctuary has offered to re-home feral goats from the eastern shore of Loch Lomond to prevent them being culled.
Hillside Animal Sanctuary urged RSPB Scotland to halt the cull, which is being carried out to protect Pollochro Woods.
The area is viewed as a site of special scientific importance.
RSPB Scotland said it would consider alternatives solutions in March, but that the cull will continue until then.
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29 Nov 2013 12:47 PM
Recently there has been some coverage about goats at our Inversnaid Reserve. Our previous blog explained the specialness of the reserve and the reasons that we need to control the goats at the site.
In the past 2 days we have been alerted to the suggestion that we have rejected an offer from an animal sanctuary in Norfolk to provide a home for the goats of Inversnaid. This is not the case. In the past 24 hours we have been in contact with Scotland for Animals, who have identified themselves as the organisation that set up the offer from the Norfolk animal sanctuary and we will be meeting with them shortly to discuss options.