June 3, 2020

Pheasants should not be bred for shooting in the U.K.

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:52 am by Aleksan

Pheasants look nice and are a common site in the countryside. But the facts are disturbing – in the U.K. 47 million pheasants are bred in captivity each year, to be shot. 15 million are shot, the rest die from disease, being killed on the roads or by being eaten by predators. In the breeding season the total biomass of pheasants is almost twice the total biomass of our wild birds. Pheasants mostly don’t survive to the next year because they are not native birds and ill suited to the British environment. I learnt all this stuff from the excellent programme, More or Less. My conclusions – Pheasants should not be bred in this country for shooting.

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