It was a hoax!
The “Shills” post that threatened to set back countryside relations for centuries was a wind-up. I’m disappointed it wasn’t a funnier wind up…but in fairness that requires a high degree of skill.
What surprised me the most was that my somewhat fundamental point- that it’s not nice to either go around killing things for enjoyment, or worse still (in my opinion) encourage others to do so, was not universally supported 😦 with a number of contributors stating that it didn’t bother them.
I feel somewhat deflated…and sad about the whole episode. It seemed fairly straight forward to me and can’t fathom out how anyone could think that shooting animals for pleasure was reasonable…on any level.
Anyway enough of that. I decided to look into how to kill animals properly…and came up with this. You’re going to have to look. You know you are 😀 !