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“Promote a co-ordinated approach to Trap-Neuter (vaccinate) and Release (TNR) of feral cats in priority areas.” (http://www.snh.org.uk/pdfs/publications/wildlife/wildcatconservationactionplan.pdf, page 8)

“Any individuals which are obviously feral domestic cats, non-native or unfit for release will bedispatched according to standard predator control practices, by the land manager, as per estate norms. Dispatch with a 12 bore shotgun using number three shot (lead shot not to be used overforeshore or wetlands), positioned 5m from the trap, aiming at the head and front of shoulder, is recommended.” (http://www.wildcathaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/rzsslicence25pages.pdf, page 21, last para)

(See http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2987549/scotlands_secret_cat_slaughter_revealed_in_foi_documents.html for discussion.)

Spot the difference. Spot the involvement of land managers.

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“Anything that looks roughly two-thirds wildcat will be classified as a wildcat. … The Scottish wildcat … cannot stand to be around humans or their habitats.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/29/scottish-wildcat-extinction-by-stealth)

I’ve just been reclassified. Is there a support group?