Welsh Countryside to suffer from pheasant shooting ban: Our letter to The Leader

Animal Aid’s campaign manager Fiona Pereira says the decision by Cardiff Administrative Court to uphold a ban on shooting birds on public land is a ‘fantastic victory for the people of Wales’. But results from an independent poll, GWCT commissioned, suggests otherwise. When asked whether they wanted pheasant shooting to continue, 61% said yes. The poll also showed that 57% of the 1,000 people asked feel the Welsh Government was wrong to ignore the Natural Resources Wales’ evidence review and 85% say the benefits of shooting are poorly understood (Decision to ban shooting on Welsh public land upheld, March 14).

As our scientific studies show, pheasant shooting can positively contribute to the Welsh countryside, but this plan will have a detrimental impact on our precious wildlife.

Sue Evans
Director of GWCT Wales

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