MAKING THE MOST OF GAME MEAT
Game shooting season is getting into its swing and, as inevitably as birds drop out of the sky, the anti-shooting lobby will soon be racking up the protests and the propaganda. The more shooting moves away from being a day out for landowners and friends to becoming a hugely commercialised industry, the more difficult it has become to defend it.
We live in a world of crazy economics when shooters spends thousands of pounds on a day to take a handful of birds.
Little wonder that, in an age when many families have become regular clients of their local food banks, the antis can hold up shooting as morally unacceptable on so many levels. This needn’t be the case if those who run the shoots replaced their arrogance with imagination.
On the one hand, we have a large section of the population that needs an affordable source of protein, and on the other an infinitely smaller section
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