Ban Cruel Duck Shooting in New Zealand and Protect Native Ducks

Ban Cruel Duck Shooting in New Zealand and Protect Native Ducks

Fish & Game New Zealand fervently defend the “sport” of duck shooting for which the season just began in late May (it was pushed back from March due to COVID-19 restrictions). However, organizations are concerned about New Zealand’s native bird species. Animal rights organization SAFE says the sport is “inherently cruel” and should be banned. […]

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Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata

The Paradise Shelduck, Tadorna variegata, is a large goose-like duck endemic to New Zealand. They are known to the Maori as Putangitangi but now commonly referred to as the “Paradise duck”, and are prized game birds. Both the male and female have striking plumage, the male has a black head and barred black body, the […]

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