2008-01-14 08:52:10 UTC
This is London
Britain's foremost bird charity has been branded "disgusting" - for
allowing ducks and geese to be shot on one of its nature reserves.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) hands out
shooting licences on its land at Langstone Harbour, near Portsmouth,
Hampshire - where wildfowlers kill up to ten birds a day for sport.
The shooting has been allowed since 1979 but was revealed publicly
only when a pellet-riddled duck carcass was found by a walker.
Barry Hugill, of the League Against Cruel Sports, said: "I find it