Every year, the SA government allows our native ducks and quail to be shot for fun
Every year, the SA government declares a season in which recreational shooters (people who shoot animals for fun) use shotguns to kill and wound native ducks and quail.
Shooters use shotguns to spray clusters of pellets at ducks and quail.
A shotgun is loaded with cartridges filled with pellets. In the cartridges which duck hunters often use, there are around 140 pellets in each cartridge. As the pellets leave the barrel, they spread out and form a random cluster.
Shotguns will, by their very nature, always produce a high level of wounding. They are an inefficient weapon, and they result in pain and suffering which is completely unacceptable.