Irish celebrity chef Rachel Allen has been criticised by some of her 11,000 Facebook fans after she posted a photo of herself on the social networking site with shotgun and pheasants after a “great day’s shooting” in north Cork.

Countryside Alliance Ireland offered its support to the bestselling author, describing the attacks as “outrageous”.

The photo, and an accompanying recipe for game terrine with celeriac remoulade, can be seen at http://on.fb.me/z0Lrg9

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