Breaching the Law

“The process of manoeuvring a small boat with view to ‘herd’ dolphins is considered a breach of the Faroese animal welfare law. This is exactly what the Faroese boats do when they herd pods of pilot whales onto the killing beaches to be slaughtered.” http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2988393/sea_shepherd_captain_guilty_of_causing_suffering_to_dolphins.html

Thankfully Britain doesn’t have such nonsensical double-standards with regard to wildlife.
Natural England now issues licences to kill native, protected buzzards so there can be a few more on top of the millions of non-native pheasants to be shot – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/buzzard-licensing-applications
The Scottish Government has decided that once-native, reintroduced beavers can stay (very welcome news) but further reintroductions must be licensed while non-native pheasant are released in their millions to be shot – http://news.gov.scot/news/beavers-to-remain-in-scotland
The killing industry doesn’t seem to observe national boundaries.

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2 responses to “Breaching the Law

  1. Fascinates me how pheasants are deemed to be livestock when being reared, when released they are deemed to be wild.

    Call me a skeptic but is that so their owners avoid insurance payouts to motorists?

    Then at the end of the season if the keepers collect them up then they become livestock again.

    A rural practice ripe for reform? Wonder why the likes of the AA & RAC haven’t pushed for reform alongside the insurance companies?

    • Ha! Surely there couldn’t be any legal or financial convenience to that ‘adjustment’? Thanks for that; yet more suspicious behaviour for the evidence file.

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