dimarts, 3 de febrer de 2009

Lapwing trapping: A scandalous stance by France and the European Commission

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French (and Spanish) hunters and trappers have ‘Carte blanche’ to hunt and eat declining protected bird species. A particularly crass example of this is the trapping and killing of hundreds of thousands of lapwings (Vanellus vanellus). This species is gradually disappearing from many farmland and wetland habitats in Europe. The ‘traditional’ practice of laying out pond complexes with huge clap nets to trap Lapwings, Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) and other wader species is permitted by the French Ecology Ministry and tolerated by the European Commission.

It is time that this scandalous practice was put a stop to. For more information, including a CABS video clip of lapwing trapping in France and a link to a Proact campaigns protest Email, please visit:


and add your support to the protest to the European Commission and the French Government.
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