27 Aug '15, 2pm

Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

A recent study authored by Ann-Laure Brochet demonstrates how these numbers are so high due to lobbying by hunting groups and national traditions justifying the cruelty, which leads to authorities being lax with the laws. Also, the European Commission has recently come under fire by over 100 conservation groups, including BirdLife International , for their reassessment of protective bird directives. Over 500,000 people have signed a petition demanding they not buckle under the pressure of special interests, and instead stand up for the protection of wildlife. It is estimated that one fifth of European birds are at risk for extinction, and turning a blind eye to these widespread hunting methods isn’t helping.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/mediterranean-hunters-trap-glue-and-...

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