ACCORDING to the Countryside Alliance, (Letters, January 23) game shooting is a fast growing sport.

Shameful for Britain that more than 12,000 animals are killed by gamekeepers every day in largely unreported and frequently illegal programmes of predator control.

Animals, including protected badgers, foxes, hares, stags, owls, kestrels, and domestic pets, die excruciating deaths, because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Gamekeepers snare, trap and poison them to protect the 12 million pheasants shot every year.

Judy Gilbert Beacons Bottom