There was a brief pre-Christmas anti poaching segment on the BBC Wales regional news this week.
The subject was serious but some of the information diseminated was so inaccurate that it was worrying.
The report castigated poachers by accusing them of "just taking the choice cuts of meat and leaving the dead animal behind". This was voiced over a shot of a warden looking at a dead spiker. They clearly missed the point that the carcass is the venison. A local trading officer then warned the public that poached venison was likely to be dangerous to health because "it was gutted in the place that it was shot and not taken to a regulated abbattoir or butchery".
What is particularly disturbing is that this guy was either lying to make a point or genuinely has no idea that 95% of venison sold in this country is gutted where it falls precisely for health reasons and that carcass preparation for sale is regulated by the EU.