In an attempt to disrupt an upcoming partridge hunt, activists with the Animal Liberation Front released thousands of the birds last week from the Southern Partridges in Devon, England.
According to The Times of London, supporters of the bird hunt point out that the partridges released would either starve or be eaten by other predators. The bird release is a setback, Countryside Alliance chairman Liam Stokes says, but releasing them was a thoughtless act of cruelty.
Ultimately, animal rights hoodlums do not care what happens to the partridges as their primary goal was not only to delay or stop the hunt altogether, but also to rid mankind of animals humans can use for hunting.
The reason why animal rights groups kill animals is articulated at PETA’s website. Dogs and cats are euthanized because doing so helps them escape an uncaring world without trauma or pain. The same principle is applied to other animals held by humans in captivity or used for domesticated purposes.
Groups like ALF and PETA consider domesticated or captured animals as un-pure due to human contact since to them animal ownership a form of slavery. In their minds, the fewer animals for human enjoyment or companionship the better so as to make life for humans as miserable as possible.