LETTERS: Let’s end the orgy of killing that is pheasant hunting

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Fifty million pheasants and partridges are bred every year in the UK for the shooting fraternity. They are factory farmed.

Investigations by the animal protection society Animal Aid have found breeding pairs of partridges in tiny metal cages exposed to the weather, and pheasants in larger but equally comfortless, exposed boxes with one male and eight to 10 females.

Many people would like the whole orgy of breeding and killing for fun abolished, but it’s deeply entrenched.

At the moment, Animal Aid urges us to contact our MPs and ask them to sign EDM 402, which demands an end to those barren breeding cages.

More facts can be found at the website www.animalaid.org.uk/go/cages .

Mike Maas

Rivelin