Ban the Annual Guga Hunt
Thousands of gannet chicks are slaughtered each year on the island of Sula Sgeir. The annual cull of up to 2,000 juvenile seabirds takes place in late August and lasts for several weeks. The birds are bludgeoned to death, to be eaten as a delicacy.
The killing of other wild seabirds is outlawed under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. Furthermore, Sula Sgeir was declared a National Nature Reserve in 1956 due to its importance for birdlife. The hunting of protected gannets on the island of Sula Sgeir has a special derogation from EU law and Ness is the only community in the British isles with a licence. It is one of only two places in Europe where seabird fowling is believed to continue.
The SSPCA has asked the Scottish government to ban the annual guga hunt, but the government has no intention to take measures against this mass slaughter.
Please ask for a ban on guga hunting !
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