Anorak News | Ready, Aim, Duck!

Ready, Aim, Duck!

by | 26th, July 2002

‘THIS is just the start. They want our monkey on Gibraltar. They catch our fish. And now they want to slaughter our ducks. How long is it before the Spanish come for our heads?

Six down, 3994 to go

According to the Mail, 4,000 ruddy ducks (not a drinking game) are facing slaughter to satisfy Spanish conservationists, who see the whole species as ‘a genetic menace’.

And that represents the entire population of the duck, which was introduced to Britain from the Americas 50 years ago.

The Mail says 20 marksmen are employed to shoot the birds in a £5m operation, which could take 10 years to complete.

Animal Aid director Andrew Tyler said: ‘This is a callous, very expensive and anti-democratic exercise in the genetic cleansing of nature.’

Indeed it is. Who gave the mallards the vote?

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