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A man is pictured with dead pheasants during a shoot

A man is pictured with dead pheasants during a shoot

First published in Letters

AUGUST 12 – the so-called ‘Glorious Twelfth’ – was the start of the grouse shooting season, which runs until December 10. During this time, shooters will kill around half a million birds, whose numbers have been boosted to unnatural levels by intensive management of the UK’s moorlands.

Just ahead of the next big date in the shooting calendar – the start of the pheasant shooting season – Animal Aid will hold its National Anti-Shooting Week (22-28 September).

Supporters will be calling on their MPs to back our campaign for a ban on the battery cages in which pheasants and partridges used for breeding are confined.

Annually, around 50 million pheasants and partridges are purpose-bred to serve as little more than feathered targets for wealthy shooters. Readers who would like to find out more should visit www.animalaid.org.uk or call 01732 364546 to order an Anti-Shooting Information Pack.

Fiona Pereira
Campaigner, Animal Aid
The Old Chapel
Bradford Street
Tonbridge

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