YOUNG BLOOD - Children and pheasant shooting
Every year in Britain millions of shed-reared pheasants are beaten up into the sky and shot down for pleasure. Many of the shooters are mere children - there being no legal restriction on the age at which a child can use a shotgun to kill animals.
Animal Aid abhors the shooting of any animal for 'sport'. We especially condemn the present legal position which allows a child of any age to use a firearm for 'game' shooting. Animal Aid calls upon the government to act promptly and decisively to keep firearms out of the hands of children.<
Children and pheasant shooting: An industry dependent on young blood.
The youth wing of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.
A tale of greed and excess
The law offers considerable lassitude - not least to the young.