28 August 2012
A campaign to ban the sale of gun magazines to children has been launched by Britain’s largest animal rights group, Animal Aid.
Among those backing the initiative is the respected criminologist and public policy expert, Professor Peter Squires of the University of Brighton.
Across the country, in high street newsagents such as WHSmith, and on supermarket shelves, children have easy access to publications that encourage and even celebrate the killing of animals for ‘sport’. Shooters are featured posing boastfully alongside animals they have just slaughtered. Grinning young children are also shown holding up or standing over shot pheasants, rabbits, foxes and pigeons (1).