Italy has introduced a traffic light system in order to better coordinate measures to limit the COVID 19 pandemic on a regional basis.
Songbird hunting is therefore prohibited with immediate effect in the particularly badly affected “red” regions.
In this way, the authorities want to prevent the hundreds of thousands of hobby hunters from unnecessary trips to the district and the subsequent obligatory wine in the bar.
So far the hunting ban has been imposed in Lombardy and Tuscany, Piedmont, Calabria, Campania, and South Tyrol.
The hunters in other regions will soon face the same fate.
It is doubtful whether the traffic light will turn green again before the end of the hunting season on January 31, 2021.
Anyway! Several million migratory birds that would otherwise have been shot – above all skylarks and thrushes – can now fly over the Apennine peninsula undisturbed 😊
And I mean…Actually, songbird hunting should be banned long ago!
From the EU.
But the hunting lobby in Europe is too strong for that, it has the say and not the EU.
Even the German hunters are not ready to call for an end to songbird hunting.
We hope that the ban will remain in place, but that Italy needs the Corona for it … is shameful.
My best regards to all, Venus