Shot gamebirds dumped in carpark in Peak District National Park

Further to the blog post on Xmas Eve documenting a binbag full of shot gamebirds that had been dumped by the roadside in Somerset (see here), here’s another load that have dumped, this time in a car park in the Peak District National Park. Nice, eh?

This bag containing pheasants and mallard was photographed by Dan Abrahams (@DanAbrahams3 on Twitter) on 22nd December 2020 at Monyash (Lathkill) car park inside the National Park.

So now Derbyshire can be added to the growing list of counties where shot gamebirds have been dumped, including Cheshire, Scottish borders (here), Norfolk (here), Perthshire (here), Berkshire (here), North York Moors National Park (here) and some more in North Yorkshire (here) and even more in North Yorkshire (here), Co. Derry (here), West Yorkshire (here), and again in West Yorkshire (here), N Wales (here), mid-Wales (here), Leicestershire (here), Lincolnshire (here) and Somerset (here).

Wherever next? Standby, ladies and gentlemen, more to follow….

17 thoughts on “Shot gamebirds dumped in carpark in Peak District National Park”

  1. The usual response from the shooting industry to scenes like this is either complete silence or accusations that it was ‘planted’, as if this isn’t simply a natural consequence of the greed which is endemic to UK game shooting. This isn’t about respect for the quarry, it’s about killing as many birds as possible; the fact that shooting orgs defend driven shooting with a passion is testament to that. In terms of discarded birds, this will be the tip of the iceberg.

    1. The shooting industry try to deny that game birds contain lead, that ‘stink pits’ exist, and that shot birds are dumped in quantity. They infest birding groups where they claim Wild Justice ‘got its arsed kicked’ in court.

  2. Here you go Sir Beefy. The “sporting” equivalent of a used condom and just as appetising. Whatever came of your cunning wheeze to feed the poor and needy with the lead laced consequence of the pathological thrill of killing small birds with shotguns?

    1. Monyash is inside the Nat Park by about 5km from the nearest boundary. Lathkill dale has to be further in. Your arse is geographically challenged. I’m not sure if the rest of you is any brighter.

  3. This was left there, of course, with the intenttion that conservationists would find, photograph and report it on social media. Well, if the demented fuckwit who left this is reading this, may I congratulate them on adding yet another nail in the coffin of driven gamebird shooting – you have admirably proved the point made by WJ regarding the excessive numbers of gamebirds released in the UK each year. The ‘persons’ who carry out these deeds are so thick, they don’t even qualify to have an IQ. Keep it up lads!

  4. Let’s crowdfund a billboard showcasing this.

    Thousands of people using food banks in the U.K. and the Nasty Brigade throwing this away. They keep carping on that this carnage enters the food industry but we know it doesn’t.

    Get the mainstream opinion against them and they will start to crumble.

  5. This is the usual two fingers by the ignorant. We will because we can, we will because we are protected, we will because there is nowt you can do about it. Surely there is somebody in the media brave enough to run with this?

  6. I can add another site where dead game birds are dumped. In 2018 I found a black plastic bin bag full of pheasants in a copse next to a lay by between Llandovery and Amanford, Carmarthenshire. The bag had been ripped open the contents scattered presumably by foxes or dogs.

  7. So sad, I found two piles of 20 pheasants near Elton in the Peak District, close to Lathkill, on 22nd Dec. Awful behaviour.

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