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A law unto themselves - the game shooting industry under the spotlight

Game shooting is presented as a responsible, well-regulated industry. Its proponents claim that it is controlled by a stringent animal welfare code, produces valuable food, makes a vital contribution to the UK economy and conserves our heritage and countryside.

The reality that we expose in this report, is very different. We show that the shooting industry is unregulated and out of control. We demonstrate that the very organisations charged with setting policy and regulating toothless codes of practice include the most fanatical bloodsports enthusiasts in positions of authority. We demonstrate links between shooting and wildlife crime. Read more

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Published by Animal Aid December 2006

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