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A voice for ducks

June 9th, 2017

As we entered another duck ‘shooting season’, once again SAFE spoke out for ducks.

Despite only a small percentage of the population taking part in the  barbaric practise of duck shooting, there is very little active  opposition to it, so SAFE is determined that New Zealanders learn the  other side of this cruel ‘sport’.

Studies from overseas show that around 25 – 40% of ducks shot at are  not killed immediately and can die an agonising death after being  fatally injured by shooters. Species such as mallards and some native  species like paradise ducks are targeted.

The public rely on SAFE for accurate information about duck shooting  and its desensitisation effect on young people in particular. SAFE will  continue to speak out on behalf of ducks.

 

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