Pheasant shooting begins today – and forget the rural idyll! – The Ecologist
Birds shipped in cramped cages across the Channel, factory farmed and bred just to be chased and shot, shooting season is a far cry from the rural tradition it is still sold as. It is – as so many other traditional bloodsports are – a thing of…ugliness. Profit, greed, perverse self-indulgence and total disregard for wildlife and life in general are the outstanding factors that are made manifest in the world of bloodsports, and shooting season is a large part of that ugly world.