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Game Rearing

Game Rearing
May 25
07:06 2022

Promoting the health and wellbeing of your gamebirds

By Tim Weston.

IN the wider press outside the shooting community, the good news about game shooting is rarely reported. A good news story is not worth the paper it’s written on when it comes to mainstream media and it seems only bad practice gets flagged up. You never see a story about rare species that are thriving on shoots up and down the UK because of the conservation work gamekeepers put in.

Full-time, part-time and DIY shoots all have their part to play in protecting Britain’s valuable habitats and species and we are in a unique position to be able to do so. However, shooting is coming under increasing scrutiny and being able to counter claims and show we are doing things correctly is going to be ever so more important.

Could working with your specialist gamebird vet be one of those ways that we can show we are doing things correctly? A new initiative called Trusted Game has been launched in the UK and is being supported by almost all gamebird vets. The scheme aims to promote the health and welfare of your gamebirds as well as showing government, anti-shooting groups and others that our shoots are run to high standards and can be checked and verified by an independent vet.

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