Thanks to the blog reader who sent us these cuttings from Tuesday’s edition of the Derry Post – front page news, no less:
In this latest case, the local council is having to make arrangements to remove the corpses (at the taxpayers’ expense, of course).
This dumping of shot pheasants is becoming quite a regular habit, isn’t it? (E.g. see here, here, here, here, here). Somebody really should set up a website where this obscene practice can be documented in one place.
We can expect to see a lot more of it in the future as the game shooting industry struggles to get shot birds in to the human food chain and yet still releases in to the countryside an estimated 50 million non-native gamebirds every year, just to be shot for fun. As the industry is largely unregulated, there is no sign of this number being reduced, either volunatarily or via legislation (see here).