Monday, 7 January 2019

Campaign reply - Grey Squirrels

A number of constituents have written to me regarding the welfare of grey squirrels.

All wild life deserves to be treated wherever possible in a kind and considered way. There are of course exceptions such as the eradication of vermin.

Careful consideration must be given around the grey squirrel. This non-native species has multiplied into large numbers throughout the UK and has driven out the smaller native red squirrel. Other species are also impacted such as ground nesting birds.

The balance of nature is always something that must be given careful consideration so that it can be maintained in stability. I am content that all these matters have carefully contemplated