A controversial scheme allowing deer-hunting at Epping Forest has been axed after claims from critics that they saw animals being “disembowelled”.Well, you can't cook them unless you do...
Campaigners wrote: “There have been reported incidents of people witnessing deer being disembowelled and of hunters being off the designated land.
“People have reported to have seen hunters with obviously visible weapons on display.”Ooooh, matron!
“We do not approve of any hunting for sport and demand that this contract is reviewed with immediate effect.”I do not approve of people who don't like a sport demanding that everyone else stops. Where can I demand you get 'reviewed'..?
A spokesman for the corporation said: “We have terminated the contract with Capreolus Club for the management of the deer population on the Epping Forest Buffer Lands.
“We have listened to the views of our visitors and we have taken this decision to reflect recent public concern.
“The Epping Forest Committee will now investigate options and decide on an alternative way forward for sustainable deer population control on the Epping Forest Buffer Lands.
“A decision will be made in the best interests of both the ecology of the area and its visitors. Until a suitable replacement can be found, the deer population will be managed by our fully qualified forest keepers.”Who will use invisible guns and let the meat spoil, I suppose..?