Sir Paul McCartney purchased 87-acres of land in Somerset, England in 1991 to protect wild deer by providing an area where stag hunters could not enter.
McCartney is an avid animal rights activist, recently banning workers on the set of his new music video from eating meat during filming. He has also spoken up for Mali, an elephant held in captivity in the Manila Zoo for 36 years and championed a global ban on cosmetics testing on animals.
According to activists at the League Against Cruel Sports, hunters have recently built a fence around McCartney’s estate to prevent the endangered red stag from escaping onto land where they cannot legally be shot.
McCartney has yet to comment on the construction of the fence.
Hunting season began in England on Aug. 12 and runs through the end of October.