Barren cages and pheasants trapped out of season

Our investigators found all the cages inspected were barren, in contravention of the Code of Practice. Several of the female pheasants had escaped the cages and all still had beak shrouds fitted. There was a ‘catching up’ trap in the field with about 10 birds inside,...

Animal Aid’s investigations reported by media

Animal Aid’s investigators found pheasants in poor condition. Many suffered feather loss, some were fitted with beak shrouds, and some of the females had dressings covering their wounded backs. (It is likely they were hurt during mating. In the wild, they could evade...