Following the publication of Magnus Linklater’s article attacking the RSPB’s bird of prey campaign, Mr. Linklater failed to mention that he is a trustee of a 4,000-acre estate. Once again here was an article totally biased and full of so many inaccuracies, many individuals who contacted Raptor Politics maintain what Mr. Linklater had written (putting it in a polite way) was a complete load of old cobblers, and that was the only adjective describing what people felt about the article we could publish. George Monbiot using the professional skills of an experienced journalist totally destroyed claims made by Magnus Linklater using logic and common sense together with a few old fashioned facts.
Magnus Linklater maintains that “golden eagles are flourishing”. Rubbish again. The official conservation body Scottish Natural Heritage reports that the golden eagle population is greatly suppressed. Why askes George Monbiot? Well we all know the answer to that question.