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BRACE YOURSELF - Pheasant campaign coverage
Posted 1 October 2002
Our campaign against the excesses of the pheasant rearing and shooting industry received an important boost with a feature in the Telegraph on 5th October 2002.
The introduction to the Telegraph article reads "Rural Britain faces yet another crisis". The author, Sandy Mitchell, goes on to summarise:
"On these commercial shoots, birds are reared in such numbers that woods and fields can end up like badly kept chicken runs - and, of course, it is Emtryl that enables the control of bugs that would otherwise run rife. So many birds are shot each day, by guns paying £1,000-plus each, that the country magazines, from The Field to The Shooting Times and Country Life, have as one turned against them as 'unsporting'."