There is a breed of Duck that is native to Spain, the white-headed duck, which has been under threat from extinction due to interbreeding with the ruddy duck. Because of this the EU made one of its edicts to save the Spanish duck.
The EU logic was simple, or should have been. The answer to the problem was to kill off all the ruddy ducks that live in the UK as they, like many Brits, pop over to Spain to have a good time - if you get my drift.
So far 6,200 ruddy ducks have been killed in the UK at a cost of £500 a duck, the whole thing, it seems, has cost the British taxpayer around £3 million and it is all to no avail.
Not all the ruddy ducks have been culled leaving a breeding population to expand the species back to where it was in a short time, added to which the ruddy ducks in Holland and France have been increasing in population making the British cull a pointless and expensive exercise anyway. To rub salt into a very expensive EU created wound, the white-headed duck population in Spain has been recovering since a ban on hunting them has been introduced. The whole thing is typical of all the EU does - its quackers!