Freckled Ducks, Hunting and the Bigger Picture

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Subject: Freckled Ducks, Hunting and the Bigger Picture
From: Andrew Thelander <>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:30:29 +1100
Hi folks

I agree that Nick's post was well written but I don't think he mentions the 
animal welfare aspect and this omission must come into play when discussing if 
the post is fully balanced. How many of the ducks we twitch on our wetlands are 
suffering with bullets and pellets embedded in their flesh? I remember reading 
some distressing statistics on this point many years ago. It's a point worth 
remembering and speaking about publicly. If cruelty to animals is okay in the 
sport of duck shooting, why do we prosecute people who organise cockfights? A 
vanquished rooster usually ends up in the pot, too ...


On 27/03/2013, at 9:04 PM, Kim Sterelny wrote:

> Nick
> Likewise, I agree. I have always been impressed by just how much wetland 
> Ducks Unlimited preserve in the USA. I personally would utterly hate to shoot 
> a duck, and cannot understand how it could give someone pleasure. But we need 
> where at all possible to make common cause with those who also want to 
> preserve bush, wetlands, estuaries and the like from destructive development. 
> There is not enough of us. But none of this can work unless hoons and idiots 
> who want to shoot at everything are controlled, and the Victoria news is very 
> depressing in this respect
> Kim
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