Beavers that were heavily pregnant or had recently given birth are among those shot by landowners in Tayside.

The news has led to demands for restrictions on shooting during the breeding season and renewed calls for Scotland’s beavers to receive legal protection.

The country has two beaver populations, despite the species being hunted to extinction in the 16th Century.

Reported by BBC News. You can read the full story here. 

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