Post by Alan Hill.
Shoots fury of twitchers
Bird lovers have blasted a royal charity for allowing ducks and geese
to be shot on its nature reserve.
The RSPB hands out licences to wildfowlers who can kill up to 10 birds
a day between September and January on marshland at Langstone harbour
near Portsmouth, Hants.
Conservationist Robert Hill, 43, who found a dead widgeon duck covered
in pellet wounds, said: "I think it's disgusting."
But warden Chris Cockburn said: "If wildfowling was banned we would
get poaching and that would be disastrous for the bird populations."
Not if they spent some of their £1million a week income on looking
after their reserves rather than paying their fat controllers (
executives) up to £100,000 a year salaries.
BTW they also allow game shooting at their Abernethy estate to show
they are "not divorced from countryside pursuits".
Some way of protecting birds!
Bunch of crooks if you ask me.
All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed; and
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
-- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)