L214 struck again.
The association for the defense of animals publishes a new video on a game farm for hunting.
The images were shot in Missé, in Deux-Sèvres, on the grounds of the Gibovendée company, the European leader in the field of game breeding for hunting.
Raised in a hundred aligned cages, pheasants and partridges are then released a few days or hours before the hunt.
"Once released, they find themselves totally destitute, unsuitable, do not know how to feed themselves or avoid predators, and many of them wander along the roads like stray hens ...", explains the naturalist Pierre Rigaux who helped L214 to make this video.
In the images, hundreds of cages as far as the eye can see filmed by a drone.
In some cages, birds get their heads stuck in the passage dedicated to eggs.
Some are in agony, others already dead.
“In these images, the hunt appears in its true light: we are very close to the hunt for the gray galinette.
Thus, millions of animals are bred to be rifle fodder.
», Indicates Sébastien Arsac, spokesperson for L214.
According to L214, in France, 9 out of 10 pheasants killed in hunting come from breeding.
14 million pheasants and 5 million partridges are reared each year for hunting.