|A magnificent "cock" pheasant - flushed by the dogs on a shoot in Hertfordshire.|
|A Common Buzzard (Steppe Buzzard - this one was photographed in Turkey!) - a species|
which occurs naturally within our countryside and is spreading due to the habitat provided by
the very people who seek to "control" it.
I have a very clear understanding of what "country sports" are about and the impact that "big business" has on the wider audience. When an advert can run in "The Shooting Times" advising of a 2,000 bird/day (at £16.50 per head). Knowing that just eight "guns" will be involved and every bird killed be buried; because the supermarkets are unable to sell the birds for fear of claims of damaged teeth, due to lead shot. It is a system that has completely lost the plot.
|Derbyshire road-kill - Bev and I enjoying this supplement to our Christmas meal - December 2011|
|Only lentil eating/tree huggers could not find this appetising! An organic "road-kill cafe" meal - fill your boots!|
My mates, who shoot, do so in order to fill the larder - it is not about blood lust and egotism. That there is an agenda that undermines the whole country pursuits tradition and now seeks to place profit before sustainability - shame on the politicians who choose to align themselves with this scenario!
Buzzards kill fewer pheasants than humans - who'd ever have known it? Humanity is forever in the debt of these wankers (who masquerade as scientists) for alerting us to this alarming situation. My own reading of their results is to increase the buzzard population so as to try level the playing field thus allowing them to kill as many pheasants as humans do!
"Lies, damn lies and statistics" - Winston Churchill