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Stop The Baby Chick Eating Contest‏

January 15, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

On Scotland’s Isle of Lewis, gannet chicks are being beaten to death with sticks, decapitated and then pickled — all so footballers can hold a chick-eating contest.

As an important part of our environment, seabirds are protected from hunting by law everywhere in the United Kingdom. Everywhere, that is, except for on Sula Sgeir, a rocky islet forty miles north of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland — where baby gannet chicks, also known as “gugas,” are routinely beaten to death with sticks before being decapitated, singed in a fire and then pickled to make a “delicacy.”

These chicks don’t form a necessary part of anyone’s diets, but footballers on the Isle of Lewis are making sport out of them. They just had their first “guga-eating contest,” where they competed to see who could wolf down half of a chick the fastest.

These sweet, innocent babies are being brutalised just so a small number of people can try a strange food for their ow n entertainment. Ask Scotland to ban the guga hunt and eating contest immediately.

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  1. January 15, 2014 at 10:43

    Signed. Thank you for sharing.

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