UK animal rights campaigners swoop down on hunters of grouse and game

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A dog rushes across a heather moorland, driving a red grouse to flutter hastily into the air. A gunshot rings out and the bird falls dead to the ground. The dog trots back to the hunter, holding the prey in its mouth. Britain’s hunting season has just opened, though increasingly, campaigners are putting pressure on the practise. The season starts with red grouse, seen as the “king of game,” according to Country & Town House, a British publication which describes hunting as “a tradition rooted in history.” Grouse, valued by chefs for its earthy flavour, can be found on menus nationwide. The Jug…

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