Pheasant shooting begins today – and forget the rural idyll! – The Ecologist

http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2985637/pheasant_shooting_begins_today_and_forget_the_rural_idyll.html

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.

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About Obscure Thing

Londoner. RHS trained Horticulturist. Vegan. BSc (Hons) Zoology with Film Studies.

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