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League outraged at restaurant critic for pointless killing

28 October 2009

The League Against Cruel Sportsexpressed outrage at the news that Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill shot a baboon on safari in Tanzania “to get a sense of what it might be like to kill someone”.

Gill recounted his experience in his Sunday Times column on 25th October in which he said he felt the urge to be a recreational primate killer.

The League'sHead of Campaigns, Steve Taylor saidGill's actions were “morally completely indefensible”. He went on to say that “when man interacts with animals he owes a duty of care. If you are killing to eat, that is a different matter. This is killing for fun".

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