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Game shooting under attack

Labour MPs have targeted game shooting in the next stage of their campaign against country sports.

The Labour dominated Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has launched an attack on the rearing of game birds and suggested: "limiting the numbers of game birds that are able to be reared".

The committee also rejected the Game Farmers’ Association comprehensive code of practice and, bizarrely, was concerned that: "of the game birds being reared, only 40% end up being shot".

Simon Hart, Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, said: "Anyone who still believes that shooting is not now under serious threat should read this report. The agenda of animal rights organisations and Labour MPs is one and the same and shooting is now the top item.