The people over at (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) PETA are urging Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge to tell her husband Prince William to think twice about bird hunting. According to reports, bird hunting is a royal tradition, one that PETA wants to bring to an abrupt end. It is reported that Prince William purchased 250 pheasants, ducks and partridges so that he can shoot them at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in celebration of his brother Harry’s 27th birthday.PETA President Ingrid Newkirk reportedly issued a statement where he stated that there was no honor in “buying birds and reducing them, as if they were clay pigeons, to shooting targets”. She also explained that she is fearful that the birds that do not die instantly during the shoot usually end up with their “necks wrung” which she believes would ultimately lead to a painful death. Ingrid asked that the royal members “open their hearts to the suffering of birds casually used as skeet”; she calls for the cancellation of the sport altogether.