BASC’s chairman has today told The Times that bad practice such as dumping pheasants  ‘drives a coach and horses through the credibility of shooting’.

In a letter to the newspaper, Peter Glenser QC has responded to coverage of film footage published by the newspaper which shows breasted pheasants being tipped into a pit.

Mr Glenser says: “The shooting community’s response to the awful footage must be unequivocal.

The perpetrator may have used a mechanical digger but such bad practice drives a coach and horses through the credibility of shooting.”

Mr Glenser also explains that BASC has reported the shoot to the local authority and the British Game Alliance.

Click here to view the letter in full.