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Ten big shoots kill more birds than 3,000 smallest

19 January 2019

The country’s ten biggest game shoots released 1.4 million birds for shooting last year — more than the smallest 3,000 shoots combined, analysis by The Times has found

Figures from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) show the expansion of Britain’s large commercial shooting operations, which are under scrutiny for how they use and dispose of the huge numbers of birds that are shot for sport.

The smallest 3,000 shoots released a combined total of 1.22 million game birds, including pheasants and partridges, a Freedom of Information request revealed.

Click here for the full report from The Times

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