Madonna has banned pheasant shooting on her English country estate after being blasted by her close friend and staunch animal rights activist Stella Mccartney. The fashion designer was appalled to find out Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie rent out the estate for shooting parties and had imported 3,000 baby pheasants especially for the occasion. A source told British newspaper The Sun, "Ashcombe's become a hunting factory and the Ritchies like playing rich landlords. "Stella wasn't pleased when she heard about them releasing pheasants and spoke to Madonna. "She's the reason Madonna is stopping shooting next year." MCCartney also slammed Madonna recently for wearing a GBP35,000 ($63,000) fur coat.