Fix a limit on how many game birds are allowed to be released annually for shooting in UK
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With an estimated 35 million pheasants released each year into Britains countryside each year it is no wonder how this non-native species has become naturalised.
Many of these birds fall victim to road traffic collisions, being run over by vehicles. This causes a vast amount of money in repair work to put right damage to peoples vehicles.
With all these birds being released accross the countryside also means less food for our allready struggling wild bird populations. Pheasants are fed by their breeders however this doesnt stop them from consuming insects and seeds which are vital for the survival of native birds as it is these seeds and insects which make up the diets of these struggling birds.
Let's call for a limit of pheasants (and other game birds) which are allowed to be bred and released annually. This would benefit motorists as it would limit the number of road accidents and it would greatly help our native wildlife. It would also reduce the amount of suffering these birds are subject to.
It is allready illegal to release grey squirrels if you had them captured as they damage native wildlife so why is it still okay to release non native game birds which are equally, if not, more damaging?
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