Ban the breeding of Pheasants for shooting and Game Sports
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Ban the breeding of Pheasants for shooting and Game Sports

    1. Peter Guthrie
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      Peter Guthrie

      Cornhill-Upon-Tweed, United Kingdom

Every year hundreds and thousands of pheasants are bred across Britain to be shot for sport. I believe this is a cruel sport. I in general view blood sports as barbaric and cruel in todays society. The countrysdie should be a place where biodiversity should take place. Pheasants may seem like stupid animals but they can be part of the natural food chain, prey for bigger species like birds of prey, foxes, badgers, stoats, weasels and the illusive Scottish Wild Cat. Often young pheasant eggs are taken by Game Keepers and are bred and brought up in artificial unnatural settings. Normally pheasants would be raised by their mothers in this setting all nature elements are removed completely. I also feel that by breeding them in vast numbers it allows more of them to be killed on Britians roads and be shot. As a country which has stood up for foxes, can you stand up for pheasants too. These creatures are every bit as nice as the fox.

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    • Katie McDonald KIRTON MEERES, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Game birds are reared in huge numbers and often in conditions worse than the battery cages recently banned for laying hens in the EU. They are then released into the "wild" which they are neither adapted nor equipped to deal with, many falling victim to roads or starvation before they are shot at for entertainment value. I don't think there's anything sporting about any of this and I think it is time for people to look up hypocrisy in a dictionary if they buy free range eggs but think this is okay!

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    • Lynne Neville DEVON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      The way a country treats the animals in that country whether pet, farm, or wild shows the rest of the world what they are really like. I do not want to be ashamed of my country. This is barbaric and needs to stop

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    • Shelley Blair CARRICKFERGUS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      "Game sport" can't truly be considered sport at all. It's just cruel and unnecessary.

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    • Kaylynn Wilson VANCOUVER, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Why don't you idiots shoot each other. Stop your human insanity NOW!!!!!!!!!!

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    • susan Lane TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      stop the cruelty

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