The NGO condemns the dumping of dead pheasant carcasses into a pit, which is featured in a newspaper article today
The NGO has come out strongly to condemn the dumping of breasted dead pheasant carcasses into a pit by a digger, which was caught on camera by animal activists and featured in an article in the Times newspaper today (17th January 2019).
Liam Bell, Chairman of the NGO said:
“The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation is deeply dismayed by this recent video, apparently showing the illegal disposal of pheasant carcasses. We absolutely condemn this appalling incident, especially as game represents a healthy and nutritious food source. The perpetrators of this abomination should face the full force of the law. Responsible shooting estates work hard to ensure that they have developed sustainable markets for their shot game, whilst following best practice guidelines for the processing and selling of their game meat. ”
Notes to Editors:
The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation: The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) represents the gamekeepers of England and Wales. The NGO defends and promotes gamekeeping and gamekeepers and works to ensure high standards throughout the profession. The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation was founded in 1997 by a group of gamekeepers who felt that keepering was threatened by public misunderstanding and poor representation. Today, there are 13,000 members of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation. www.nationalgamekeepers.org.uk