After watching BBC Panorama 'Salmon farming exposed', the BBC certainly made the most of showing salmon being eaten badly by sea lice – strangely the previous night the BBC Countryfile programme about Sea Eagles killing and eating lambs blurred the pictures over so not to upset the viewers. Why? The countryside is being over run by raptors and predators casing a lot of damage to many farmers and crofters' livestock that is their livelihood, and wildlife.

When the next series of Springwatch starts soon, they will be painting a very artificial story about wildlife in the countryside and the BBC will not be inviting anyone on the show who has another view or is being affected with raptors and predators. It is very difficult to get the truth about the damage that modern conservationists are doing.

Patrick Sleigh


Hillhead of Daviot