I appreciate that we lack natural predators for some creatures in this country and some control is essential. However a very rare white deer has been discovered in the Scottish lowlands and apparently people are prepared to pay to kill it.
Kevin Stuart, who has the stalking rights, hopes to get up to £6,000 (four times more than normal) from a trophy-seeking client when the season opens in three weeks.
According to Charlie Jacoby, editor of Sporting Rifle magazine
A white roebuck is extraordinary, a once-in-a-decade deer. Anyone who loves deer stalking will think about trying to shoot it.
You see I just don't understand the point, killing something for food? well yes I can relate to that but killing just to stick the skin on your wall seems a perverse activity to me.