Ian O'Doherty: I actually feel sorry for Rachel -- those birds were fair game
Oh for the love of God! That can be the only sane response to what already ranks as the most ridiculous scandal of the year so far.
Yes, yes, I know we're only six days into 2012 but I genuinely believe that we will be hard pressed to encounter a controversy quite as bloody ridiculous as 'PheasantGate', which nobody else but myself is calling it.
Unless you've been living on Mars with a bucket over your head for the last couple of days, you will undoubtedly be aware of the fact that TV chef and Ireland's favourite yummy mummy, Rachel Allen, has incurred the wrath of the anti-animal cruelty brigade.