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Queen clubs bird to death
by CHARLOTTE GILL, Daily Mail

When a gundog brought an injured pheasant to her, the Queen did not hesitate.

She took the bird from the dog's jaws and hit it four or five times over the head with her walking stick until she was satisfied it was dead.

Buckingham Palace said yesterday that the Queen had acted quickly "as would any other responsible country sports person" to put the pheasant out of its misery during a shooting party at Sandringham over the weekend.

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation said the accepted and humane way of killing a bird was wringing its neck or a sharp blow to the head with a stick.

But animal rights groups insisted there was no excuse for her actions.

A spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said: "The Queen is lovingly stroking her darling corgis with one hand while bashing a pheasant with the other.

"As far as we're concerned killing pheasants for sport or food is akin to any other kind of animal cruelty.

"I think it may be a bit of a stretch to claim that this is a mercy killing. The pheasant should not have been shot in the first place."

The Queen, who does not shoot herself, was walking with Prince Philip and the rest of the party despite her recent knee operation.

A witness said: "She did not kill the bird quickly because it took several attempts. In the past I have seen her use a little cudgel which finishes off birds a lot more cleanly."

Animal Aid director Andrew Tyler said: "The way she apparently dispatched this bird is very messy and would have been very painful for the pheasant. The Royal Family should heed the public mood and give up this so-called sport.

John Bryant, spokesman for the campaign group Protect Our Wild Animals, said: "It would be one thing if the Queen was walking down a country road and decided to finish off a terribly injured bird by banging it on the head.

"But it is a different matter when she does it as a result of her shooting party maiming these birds with their shotguns."

The RSPCA, which has the Queen as its patron, did not wish to comment on her killing the pheasant but a spokesman said the charity has a policy of opposing game shooting for sport.





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changamullah Post time: 2013-3-11 19:50
You are getting ahead of yourself. No one has yet condemned all, some or even the majority of Chin ...

Yes .........  !

It is a real pity that the OP title leads one to think of that  ..........

"Why are the CHINESE cruel to animals?"  ........  

Are you back and if so welcome  .....  !?




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raton Post time: 2013-3-12 00:35
Wait.. Chinese never eat airplanes, ships an trains..!

Cantonese .........

Everything that flies except an airplane .........

Everything with four legs except a table  ...........  


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changamullah Post time: 2013-3-11 19:50
You are getting ahead of yourself. No one has yet condemned all, some or even the majority of Chin ...

The title of the thread: Why are CHINESE cruel to animals?

The OP is implying ALL.......and that was exactly what my post was about.

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