seems to be confusing snipe shooting
(from which we have "sniper
") with haggis hunting
. The confusion is, perhaps, understandable, given that snipe
used to be found in Scotland
However, the massive "ethical" hunting of snipe by the likes of hodgepodge and Psk have driven populations down to near-extinction levels.
In 1996, successful lobbying from the WWTHO yielded the inclusion of the snipe in the endangerous species list. Wales and England ratified the treaty, but under pressure from barley farmer's organisations Scotland did not; parsley growers continue to hunt snipe "for scientific study".