Out of reach out of sight?

Further to Carola Godman Irvine’s article in the West Sussex Gazette about Animal Aid wanting to consign shooting magazines to newsagents’ top shelves:

Animal Aid will never accept that smearing a child’s face with the blood of its first kill is anything less than purposely pagan.

It will never accept that arranging hundreds of dead pigeons and crows in rows and posing proudly with them for a Sporting Gun photograph is anything less than weirdly sadistic. Can we not exclude our children from these rites?

I declare myself a country dweller. Most who live in the countryside reject country blood sports. This attitude is supported by a National Opinion Poll conducted between 31 August and 2 September 2012. It showed conclusively that 84 per cent of the general public agreed with Animal Aid that shooting magazines promoting pleasure killing of animals should not be sold to children under the age of 18 years. The Poll also showed that 74 per cent agreed that the magazines should be only available on the newsagents’ top shelf. The public does not want its children to grow up with embedded attitudes that laud the killing of animals for fun.

Kit Davidson

Shooting Consultant

Animal Aid

The Old Chapel

Bradford Street