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Yes Minister, we'll save Nessie from the poachers

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posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 03:29 PM

Yes Minister, we'll save Nessie from the poachers

THE cold war and the aftermath of the miners’ strike may have dominated the headlines. But behind the scenes some Whitehall officials were more preoccupied in the mid-1980s by the safety of the Loch Ness monster.

Newly released files show that officials working under the Thatcher government feared that there would be nothing to prevent poachers and trophy hunters killing it, were Nessie to emerge from the depths.

The documents, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show a flurry of consultations, meetings and briefings between the Scottish Office and the Foreign Office.


How fun is this?

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Eventually it was decided that no new act of parliament was needed and that the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act made it an offence for anyone to snare, shoot or blow up Nessie with explosives.

Amusing on soooooo many levels...

[edit on 8-1-2006 by loam]

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