The BBC2 Scotland documentary, ‘Fair Game? Scotland’s Sporting Estates’ showed a BBC reporter visiting the Leadhills Estate in South Lanarkshire, with an undercover investigator from OneKind.

OneKind investigator photographing a snare

The documentary investigated the deaths of rare, protected birds in the Scottish countryside and a possible connection to Scotland’s sporting estates.

The BBC reporter, David Miller, was shown an illegal ‘snapper trap’. In forestry a few feet away the rotting carcasses of foxes and other animals, piled up in a ‘stink pit’. Also in the forest, he was shown the decomposing bodies of two raptors that had been found hidden under pine needles. Miller was visibly disturbed by what he’d witnessed in the estate, calling it ‘our ugly secret’.

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