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MacNeil and the Guga hunt

 September 6, 2011

The Scottish National Party have been circulating an official public response to our reports of SNP MP Angus MacNeil participating in this years hunting of Gannet chicks.

The Party of Government in Scotland have went for damage limitation by claiming that "Please firstly note that Angus MacNeil MP did not take part in the actual hunting of gannet."

This is spin and not very clever spin at that.

MacNeil took part in the hunt full stop. You can read him boasting about his exploits and praising the clubbing to death of chicks here:

The MP gushed "(I) feel very fortunate to be a small part of this year's expedition´┐Ż. Appears he did not batter any chicks to death personally but chose instead to join and egg on the ones who did. We really don't know which is worse.

To suggest he didn't take part is as ludicrous as claiming those who ride out with the fox hunts or beat the grouse for the shooters aren't taking part in the hunting and killing of these animals.

The Scottish National Party also justify their support of the stoning to death of baby Gannets by stating "Recent studies have shown an increase in the population of gannet over the past 30 years."

We hope the Party don't twig that the stray dog population's been rising too.

You can contact the SNP at this address asking why they've got such a low opinion of the intelligence of the public:


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