Last evening we received the following images and detail showing more corpses of shot game birds including 2 pheasants and 3 duck which had been dumped and discarded behind a stone wall. What makes this discovery all the more abhorrent is the fact that after each of the birds had been shot the breast meat was cut away and removed before the corpses where simply thrown away and discarded. The dead birds were found adjacent to Ronksley Lane, Sheffield S6 6GH.
On this occasion it would in our opinion be difficult for anyone from the game shooting industry or elsewhere to support what has taken place here. Yes the breast meat has been removed and possibly taken away to be eaten, but on the other hand there is no excuse to discard the dead bodies of these birds in this disgraceful and inappropriate manner. This portrays the callous and uncaring attitude by some who call what they do as sport.
Looking at the discarded and unwanted bodies of these birds, we would ask Natural England to consider carefully the underlying tragedy taking place here before issuing any more licenses allowing anyone to kill Buzzards to protect what is after all is an alien introduced species.