News from the Natural World: The Scottish Government has decided to overturn the ban on Haggis Hunting.
News from the Natural World: The Scottish Government has decided to overturn the ban on Haggis Hunting. They have given the green light for hunters to slaughter the iconic animal. The Haggis is the unofficial national animal of Scotland. For years and years, this enigmatic ‘wee beastie’ was shrouded in mystery. It was a myth to frighten those with weak stomachs. Others said the four-legged beast was a cross between a hedgehog and a pig. It uses its large trunk for snorkeling in peat bogs as well as foraging for mushrooms. However, there had been no confirmed sightings of the Haggis for centuries. That is until recently. Camera traps in a remote corner of the Cairngorms National Park captured what appeared to be a wild Haggis. The camera traps were originally been set up to capture images of the critically endangered Scottish Wildcat. A local conservation group reviewed the footage. They discovered the world’s first images of wild Haggis. Upon the discovery, the Scottish Government sent in a number of conservation groups to run a comprehensive study of the Haggis. After a period of observation, they recorded a self-sustaining population of 112 Haggis. The discovery prompted wild jubilation across Scotland. Local hunting groups could barely contain their excitement.