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Daily Telegraph 30.4.05 Shooting, wounding and camel control (added 30.4.05)

Animal welfare organisation recognises fundamental principle

From Letter to the Daily Telegraph Friday, April 29, 2005-04-29

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) contribution to correspondence states concern that "sharpshooters will be hunting camels in South Australia" because, "It is Impossible to ensure that animals are killed instantly . . . many will be severely wounded of suffer slow and painful deaths."

This condemnation of shooting continues "It is totally unacceptable for this to be justified on the grounds of it being the simplest, quickest or most cost effective way of dealing with camels encroaching on farms."

This is one of the fundamental principles the proves hunting with hounds to be more humane than shooting as a population management technique.


The following response was sent to the Daily Telegraph and copied to British Wildlife Management:
CANTERBURY, Kent

30.4.05

Dear Sir,

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) (letters 29.4.05) recognises that shooting inevitably results in some wounding and that methods employed in animal population management cannot be justified by their simplicity or cost effectiveness. It is good to read that an Animal Welfare organisation recognises one of the fundamental reasons why hunting with hounds is a more humane option than the principle alternative. British Wildlife Management (www.britishwildlifemanagement.org) has long provided the scientific background to this as a basis of its "Welfare Equation". Can we look forward to WSPA also condemning the Hunting Act as a law that increases animal suffering?

Yours sincerely,

Nick Onslow

 
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