Committee Against Bird Murder e.V.
Storks and illegal hunting in Lebanon.
Over the past few weeks, tens of thousands of white storks have made their way back to their breeding grounds.
From Lebanon, where the migration routes of numerous populations overlap, numerous large swarms have been observed and reported by our partner associations since the beginning of the month.
Unfortunately, we have received dozens of reports of illegal shooting of storks at the same time. Yesterday, our Lebanese colleagues released these recordings, which show the shooting down of a stork resting on a mast near Akkar (northern Lebanon district) last week.
The material has been published by numerous Lebanese media, as well as the call by the committee and its partner associations to immediately report any such incident to the police.
And I mean…The estimated number of illegally killed birds in Lebanon is more than 2,600,000 annually.
But not only in Lebanon!
In the European Union, more than 53 million wild birds are legally shot down by hunters every year, including numerous species that are critically endangered in Germany.
Hunters, poachers, bird catchers and animal traders threaten our migratory birds everywhere along their hiking routes. Whether in Italy, France and Spain, in Malta and Cyprus, in the Balkans, Greece and Egypt and probably also in other countries, songbirds migrate to the grill plate instead of to the winter quarters!
In theory, bird hunting is forbidden in the EU, but it is still “as a tradition” and in France they even want to increase the “catch quota”!
Why should the loss of biodiversity of birds and other animals interest the corrupt morons in politics?
Most of them are hunters themselves.
Therefore, penalties are not so high that hunters hurt; only the corruption is high and increases every day. They help each other to hide and continue to kill our songbirds, and not only.
No wonder that we have fewer and fewer birds in our home gardens, parks and in nature.
We are not only by animal haters, we are surrounded by life haters!
My best regards to all, Venus