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Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (). A TORY peer is pushing a nutty way to get rid of pesky grey squirrels — eat them.  The Earl of Home is calling for ministers to make it illegal to feed the furry pests to curb their numbers and to stop them destroying trees.  And he told the House of Lords: “It may also be helpful if people knew that grey squirrels are extremely good to eat. I have eaten them.  “But, in my mind, the best place for a grey squirrel is in a cage in London Zoo and nowhere else.”  Grey squirrels were introduced to Britain in the 1870s.  While their numbers have rocketed, the native red squirrel has been driven out of much of the country.  Calling for a feeding ban, Lord Home fumed: “The British public on the whole don’t realise how destructive grey squirrels can be.”  Squirrel meat is popular in the US and available here.  Foodies say it is low in fat and tastes like rabbit but with a subtler, nutty flavour. GOT a news story? RING us on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk

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