18 Sep '11, 12pm

Flawed Hunting Ban Puts #Birds at Risk in #Lebanon

"Hunting has been banned in Lebanon since the mid-1990s, but one would hardly know this by the amount of recreational hunting that takes place throughout the year, mainly in the Bekaa Valley and in the north. Throughout the year, hunters drive into the mountains with their 4-wheel drives, often shooting whatever they see," The Daily Star reported recently. Education, Hunting Seasons Needed Over-development and over-hunting are both damaging bird populations in Lebanon, according to the paper, which said environmentalists, hunters , and even gun sellers are all in favor of a law to regulate hunting rather than the current outright ban. "They shouldn't legalize it arbitrarily. There should be hunting seasons, and people should learn about the different birds so they don't kill endangered birds -- like [laws] in other countries," Omar Baroudi, a professor at Lebanese Universi...

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