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tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 9:17PM
A life lost for someone's gratification

Please find a spaceship, to take me , where life is regarded as being equal
It is a pity she didn't rip his arms off

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thewilliam 6 4.9k
6 Mar 2013 9:32PM
I'll shoot creatures for the table and freezer but not just for sport.

Round our way, there are pheasant shoots that just bury the 200 or 400 birds that are bagged in a day of "sport" and that I do find disgusting.
collywobles 10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 5:33PM

Quote:bury the 200 or 400 birds that are bagged in a day of "sport"


I really find that difficult to believe, I have been shooting since the late 60's and I have never met, attended any shoot that just dumps game. Neither would any gamekeeper bury easy money. All organised shoots (as this clearly is) shares out the game to the shooters and then sells the remainder to local restuarants and pubs this offsets some of the costs of running the shoot. I have shot thousands of Pigeon but all go to a local butchers for consumption, and tasty they are too.

My only sin is that I love to watch Bullfights even though I know it is wrong. It is not the killing or torment but the overall spectre, colour, tradition, skills, danger that I like. I have been on a Spanish Bull ranch on horse and if you saw the size of them bulls they would terify you.
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Mar 2013 5:39PM
There were some estates who played the numbers game in the 80s who buried birds because the dealers didn't want the numbers they produced. I've seen 800 plus birds shot in five drives.

However, sporting estates and the money they generate help to keep our countryside as we see it.
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 7:14PM

Quote:However, sporting estates and the money they generate help to keep our countryside as we see it.


Quite true Keith, but as you state about the burying of birds, what else can you do with them.

Only a few folks know how to pluck and gut one, so it is no good giving them away to the impoverished

I have nowt against pheasant shoots, when they are organised and attended by country folk.
However some of the major estate shoots are attended by folks, who know nowt about the countryside

The pulling of a trigger and killing something ,just for the sake of it, borders on self gratification and we all know where that can end up


Adrian
danbrann e2
10 495 15
7 Mar 2013 7:31PM
I know a good pheasant plucker if anyone would like to hire him.
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Mar 2013 7:38PM
I already have the pheasant pluckers son.

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