Greens’ Noonan nixed seal-cull plan in favour of compensating fishermen
The pilot scheme to allow hunters to shoot seals from moving with high-powered rifles was deemed ‘politically unacceptable’
A plan to shoot seals from moving boats was deemed “politically unacceptable” by a Green Party Minister, who suggested a compensation scheme for fishermen should be considered instead.
A controversy broke out over suggestions that the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage was considering a pilot scheme to allow hunters and fishermen to cull seals using high-powered rifles from their vessels in Cork and Kerry.
However, the idea was quickly rejected by...
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