Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle has teamed up with extreme animal rights group Animals Australia to film a disgraceful¬†advertisement that takes a swipe at duck hunting.
“Duck shooting is not a sport” says Siddle, which is kind of obvious – I don’t know of a single hunter who thinks of it as a sport either. He goes on to says that duck hunting is a “coward’s act” and that it is “one man versus a small little creature that is defenceless”. We all know that Siddle would have been put up to this by his animal-loving vegan¬†girlfriend Anna, who similarly convinced him to give up beer and meat. Nevertheless I’m picking Siddle may have upset many in his hometown of Morwell, which is¬†close to some of the best¬†deer and duck hunting country in Gippsland. Gippsland is also prime dairy farming country, remembering that¬†Animals Australia are anti-agriculture and anti-dairy farming. Oh, and did I mention that cricket balls are made from leather? Hypocrite much?
Meanwhile Australian Rules Football¬†player David Zaharakis, from the Essendon Football Club, has also lashed out at hunters, saying that duck hunting is “cruel” and “heart breaking”. ¬†How ironic that the Essendon was the drivng force behind April’s “Country Round” in the AFL, in which they purported to recognise the contribution of the people of¬†regional Victoria – shortly before their pin-up boy took aim at country values and teamed up with an anti-farming extreme animal rights group. And just quietly David, footballs are also made from leather.
You can view the advertisment for yourself HERE…and I wonder if they have a permit to be in possession of that dead native duck?