Mail on Sunday today.
Good. Eh. Lets hope this attitude spreads.
WILDLIFE GROUPS SAY NO TO DUCK CULLPlans to slaughter 6,000 British ducks were in jeopardy last night as consevationalists vowed to ban marksmen from their land.
Furious that the Government has opted to sacrifice Britains ruddy duck to save a rare Spanish species,Essex Wildlife Trust and Anglia Water say they will refuse the gunmen entry to their reservoirs - which are home to up to 1,000 of the threatened birds.
The Ruddy Duck`s migratory and mating habits have been blamed for the near extinction of Spain`s whiteheaded duck but conservationalists say the real culprit is the Spanish enthusiasm for bird-hunting.
Essex Wildlife Trust said : " Why should we sacrifice our birds when the Spanish have contributed to the whiteheaded duck`s extinction themselves ? "
And Anglia Water said " Our reserve is a special preservation site with public access. Shooting is forbidden."
Fifty percent of landowners are already known to be opposed to the £5.4 million cull,which is backed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust.