The founder of The Duck Shoot blog is Dave Duckshoot
A note from Dave himself:
“My second name hasn’t always been Duckshoot; I was born at the end of that terrible episode in the history of the earth called the Second World War. My parents allegedly assigned their family name to me on passing ownership of me to the Government (Registration of Birth). Being a very tiny baby at the time I cannot swear that this is correct, so I adopted a new name in 2015 that I chose for myself. So that it is official, and I could use it for banking, pensions and my tenancy agreement, for example, I registered it by Deed Poll. However, no ducks were harmed when I created and adopted the change.”
“Modern living prevents people from being completely free and; therefore, the Deed Poll is a necessary inconvenience. There is no lawful (or legal) requirement to register a change of name in the UK, but you would have to live entirely off the radar if you chose to do so. You couldn’t have a proper home or a job; you couldn’t get free healthcare or a pension when old like me.”
“Life has become increasingly complicated in the 70+ years I have ridden this planet and love of our fellow humans has regressed. The changes have been relatively gradual, so we have slowly accepted it as the norm. It is all part of the control of the elite class and their Corporations. A few people in this world feed off the rest of us, and it starts with the registration of our birth.”
“Another matter I have always been uncomfortable with is the plight of hunted animals, animals farmed for food and animals abused for entertainment. I, like most people, consumed meat, eggs and dairy as part of my diet. Around 2008 I watched some undercover footage of animal abuse in British slaughterhouses or abattoirs as they are so quaintly named here. That video disturbed me a great deal. I believed like probably most Brits that the killing of animals for food is humane. There is no such thing as humane killing, and I decided within a few days of watching that video that I could no longer be part of supporting the meat industry.”
“My conversion was gradual. I gave up the flesh of cows, pigs and chickens, but continued to consume fish, eggs, milk and cheese. It took me less that six years to self-educate and to become vegan on December 23, 2014. My transition involved first becoming a pescatarian, then a vegetarian and finally I achieved my goal and became a committed vegan.”
“My goal now is to be an animal activist. I now spread the vegan message at every opportunity. Why should sentient beings die to feed and clothe humans?”
Activism and Passions: Dave has a passion for justice and believes in the principle that all humans are born equal, whatever their skin colour, gender and sexuality. Humans are sovereign and should remain free for their entire lives, with the only exception being if they instigate violence towards another human being.
He is repulsed by authoritarianism, elitism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia and sexism. His blog exposes the psychopaths in society; corrupt politicians, bossy bureaucrats, unethical businesspeople, criminals, crooked judges and magistrates, human traffickers, paedophiles and bent police officers.
Through his blog he actively campaigns for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty, the banning of the Taser torture device used by psychopathic enforcement agents* and accountability of government and its agents-of-terror*. More resources should be allocated to hunting down paedophiles, traffickers and slavers, and minimum 30-year prison sentences applied for such heinous crimes, he says.
*Enforcement agents and agents-of-terror are some police officers, some immigration police, secret service agents and some local government officers. This list is not exhaustive.
Some Personal Details
Hobbies: Travel, Internet, photography, writing, reading, watching movies, and vegan cooking. I prefer to travel by train and I do when possible, it is more comfortable and better for the environment.
Favourite car: I don’t have a car. Mostly I travel by London bus. I go by Eurostar or ferry to the European continent.
My favourite destinations: Brazil, Holland, France, Portugal.
Favourite books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the first novel I read in about 35-years and I still love the story. Since then I have read over 100 books, mostly on my Kindle e-reader.
Favourite movies: The Millenium Trilogy: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. (Swedish version dubbed English, the American version leaves too much out.), Silence of the Lambs, Oceans Eleven and the (Jason) Bourne series and lots more.
Favourite food: Vegan.
The Language of This Blog: Dave is English so the standard language is British English. That means that some words will be spelt differently to the English spelling in Canada and the USA. We don’t use the z (zed) in realise and other words with similar endings. Mom is mum, color is colour and neighbor is neighbour for example.