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ref date:17 Oct 1997 (ENV)
Geese on Islay need protection too

The Island of Islay, off Scotlands West coast is most famous for its malt whiskies and its scenery.

Now the farmers on Islay say too many geese are overwintering there as they leave there harsh winter homes in Greenland.

The geese arrive to feed on farmland subsidised by the European common agricultural policy, and its rick pickings!

However, the geese are protected under European law and legally they can't be culled.

Lets hope the ministry of agriculture does not poison thousands of them as it once did in the 1970's....