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The case for a ban on the production of pheasants and other birds for 'sport shooting'

In the wake of the government's decisive move to end hunting with hounds, national campaign group, Animal Aid, has published a shocking dossier making the case for a ban on another major British bloodsport - the mass production of pheasants for 'sport shooting'.

Pages from Fowl Play


Introduction to the report.

How pheasants are produced and shot

Mutilations and restraints, predators and disease, thrill of the kill and untutored guns.

The Bill, greed, predators and the environment

Guilty!, the industry in their own words, at war with nature and lead shot deposits.


The ban on pheasant production in Holland, licensing hunters and going dutch.

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