Report from “Committee against the bird murder e.V”.
War against train birds in Lebanon: In the first days of the large committee bird protection camp in Lebanon, our teams have already observed hundreds of hunters who, without regard to and in violation of the hunting law, have attacked everything within reach of their guns.
Not far from the city of Danniyeh in the north of the “Cedar State”, a committee team witnessed a true migratory bird massacre: Hunters had set up electronic decoys with goat-song singing during the night and shot at the birds with the help of giant spotlights.
Hundreds of shots were fired without the police intervening. As dawn set in, we inspected the area and found dozens of dead birds – especially goat’s milkweed, scops owls and a short-toed eagle (see current photos).
One of the owls was still alive, but died shortly thereafter of their serious injuries. The committee and its partners SPNL have today called on the government to significantly expand its efforts against poaching to tackle this ecological catastrophe!
My comment: Every year tens of millions of migratory birds are killed.
In Lebanon, in Cyprus, in Malta … Exhausted from the journey that lies behind them, the birds there look for a shelter to rest. The murders exploit this moment and shoot the animals up close. The result: Every year environmental activists read about 25 million empty cartridge cases.
German companies earn money with weapons and ammunition beautiful with.
Machismo culture plays an important role in poaching: men proudly pose in photographs with their trophies taken. The bigger the better. Many upload the pictures on social networks.
These crimes continue to take place with the help of an offender-friendly system and of course of a society that claims to be “tolerant”, which is nothing but cowardice openly to condemning these crimes.
My best regards, Venus