Bird lovers mad at Madonna

Bird lovers mad at Madonna
05/09/2006 12:00:00 AM

(KP International) - Madonna has purportedly infuriated fans of feathers when she allegedly imported 1,000 pheasants from France for hunters to shoot.

The queen of pop claims she has abstained from hunting herself after an incident when a bird she shot landed bloody and still breathing in front of her. "The bird really suffered," Madonna said. "Blood gushed out of its mouth. I haven't shot since." However, she doesn't seem to have a problem with others shooting the birds during the hunting season, and it seems she's making sure they have many to aim at. In addition to the 1,000 imports, she reportedly has 31,000 chicks maturing on her property.

When hunting season begins on October 1st, Madonna will rent out her 1,200 acre Ashcombe Home to hunters who pay approximately C$21,000 a day to hunt game.

"Madonna should be campaigning against shooting, not promoting it," Animal Aid director Andrew Tyler told the UK's Sun.

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