Madonna Imports Pheasants For Shooting

Madonna, the former fur wearer and now lady of the manor at her country estate has imported 1000 baby pheasants for her celeb friends to shoot at.
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“Animal welfare groups have criticised Madonna for importing 1,000 baby pheasants from France for the shooting season.

The young birds have joined another 31,000 brought to the star’s 1,200-acre estate from Wales to mature before being hunted.

The Ashcombe House estate on the Wiltshire-Dorset border, where Madonna lives with husband Guy Ritchie, is reportedly seen as one of the UK’s top sites for game shooting.

The pair themselves are thought to have given up shooting, but they still welcome businessmen and friends including Brad Pitt and Vinnie Jones to enjoy the sport on their grounds.

Campaigners say the pheasants would have lived in poor conditions before being shipped to the UK. “Shame on Madonna. She thinks that when she puts on her plus fours she is part of the landed gentry,” commented Andrew Tyler, director of Animal Aid. “But this is not in harmony with nature. It is the production of factory birds to provide a live shooting gallery.”

A spokeswoman for the singer promised she would not import chicks in the future.“Both Madonna and Guy have stopped shooting,” she said. “We can confirm that the estate got 1,000 birds from France as an experiment this year but we won’t be doing it again.”

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One thought on “Madonna Imports Pheasants For Shooting

  • 8th August 2007 at 7:29 pm
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    Madonna,
    Why did you give up hunting? Everything taste better when you shoot it yourself….
    Take the pheasant breast and grill it over a hot flame Apply a generous amount of olive oil to the breast to keep it from getting dry, remove breast, cover with pesto, put on a slice of swiss cheese and eat on your favorite bread.
    Yummmmmm.

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