Shooters are turning on each other over a film showing dumped birds. But Cotesbach Game Farm in Leicestershire, which is the one burying the carcases, says they are all breasted, and points out that the practice is legal.

In a story in The Times newspaper, both the National Gamekeepers Organisation and Shooting Times magazine criticises Cotesbach. Even though one-third of all food is thrown away, they have rounded on Cotesbach for what NGO chairman Liam Bell calls ‘an abomination’.

Antis are delighted with the story, which they believe plays to their vegan agenda, currently trending.

“It’s hard to know what the antis want here,” says Fieldsports Channel’s Charlie Jacoby. “Pheasant funerals?”

Shoot criticised for disposing of breasted pheasant carcases