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McMouse | 15:13 Thu 25th Nov 2021 | Food & Drink
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Is there any ethical distinction between getting pheasant from a butcher and road-kill?

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Apparently 2021 has been a Goodyear for it.
17:41 Thu 25th Nov 2021
No.
Yes. The pheasant in the butchers will have been bred specifically to be chased in front of a line of hooray henrys with shot guns, and killed in cold blood for sport.

The roadkill has had an unfortunate accident.
Lol APG don’t forget 3rd option getting it from some fella in the pub
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Ours arrive in a black bin bag with a mutter. Translated as 'thought you might like these'.

Fresh mackerel arrive the same way.
Ethical difference not sure but having once plucked and cooked a fresh roadkill the smell put me off for life.
I think I would be worried that the roadkill had died because it was too slow to get out of the way due to illness or pld age.
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APG. Road-kill is more ethical because the pheasant was happy. It had avoided being shop having been chased and harassed by beaters.
^^^^^^^^^ yes that was my conclusion. It unfortunately died, but it was probably quick and had not been chased by humans into a line of gun fire.
I take it those of you who are against the shooting of pheasant are also against the slaughter of chickens and turkeys after being transported in a lorry.
Only if the road kill happens in Ethex.
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I wouldn’t dream of eating road-kill out of season though.
Apparently 2021 has been a Goodyear for it.
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Douglas I never tyre of such comments.
Himalayan?
barry // I take it those of you who are against the shooting of pheasant are also against the slaughter of chickens and turkeys after being transported in a lorry.//

No Barry, Pheasants are shot for 'pleasure' and 'Sport'. Many are later thrown away. The beaters go onto the moor in a line and chase the birds into the line of guns.
I have no problem eating a pheasant shot at random on a moor and will gladly eat it. Its the 'sport' element I find hard to stomach.

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