Social Media.... a blessing and a pain..
Posting pictures of large numbers of shot pigeons if put across correctly will show the large problem the land has with pigeons It will show that the crops needed protecting and that the requirement for the GL is essential.
We must remember that the woodpigeon population is increasing and shooting over stubbles is in fact one of the best times to make an impact on pigeon numbers.
I can see why some may think it could be turned against us as gloating, but a few words can rectify this such as a pigeons crop can hold 1000 grains of wheat and it will digest that overnight and do the same again tomorrow..
We are not a shrinking minority, we are growing - there are more people who shoot now than ever before.
We must be seen to be undertaking essential crop control for the right reasons, this message needs to get out to the wider audience who in most cases do not even give it a second thought, but once educated they will understand, they may not shoot but they will have no reason to oppose it. and for those of you who will say this is not crop protection then I question your understanding of the ethics of pigeon shooting.
We should - be informing all at every opportunity. a picture says a thousand words after all..
Everything we say and do can be turned against us, is that really any reason not to do or say what you believe and know to be right?
Stop Hiding! your bubbles will not stop the opposing people - post pictures back them up with informative facts !