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The winner of Letter of the Week will receive a new William II waistcoat from Seeland. Worth £64.99, it is available in navy, moose brown and pine green and sizes S to 5XL. For more information visit www.seeland.com. The Editor responds: It pains me to think that the holidaymaker no doubt views the incident as a victory, but it was a difficult situation for a variety of reasons. Just before they opened the front door my girlfriend suggested we should give them some pigeons when we were finished as they might like them for supper. I do wish we had made the offer.
The topping up of game birds needs to stop as these birds have not been released into the wild for long enough. Some game farms are just as guilty by holding back the birds. The use of antibiotics also needs to be addressed, as they are being bought on the internet where no records are kept.
These large commercial shoots will eventually ruin the sport for everyone. It seems to me that the more wealth that is created in this country, the fewer morals we have. As a shooting man of 50 years, I would like to see our sport continue for generations to come so we need to get our house in order. They said that hunting would not be banned, but look what happened. I suggest the following:
A ban all imports of game birds and releasing into the wild after