Tougher start could help captive-bred game birds

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Tougher early lives could help captive-bred game birds develop survival skills for adulthood in the wild, new research suggests.

The research was carried out by University of Exeter scientists, working with Dr Francesco Santilli from the Italian Hunting Federation.  Their paper The welfare of game birds destined for release into the wild: a balance between early life care and preparation for future natural hazards has just been published in the February 2020 edition of UFAW’s journal Animal Welfare.

...follow the link to read the article in full on the UFAW website...