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French turtle dove massacre given green light


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In a major blow to the rapidly declining species' future, the French government has approved the legal hunting of 17,460 European Turtle Doves this autumn.

The news comes just a day after it was confirmed that France would no longer use limesticks to trap thrushes, which was viewed as a big win for conservationists.

But, once again, arguably Europe's most threatened summer visitor will be the subject of a mass slaughter within French borders over the coming weeks.


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Yes.   The French can be barbarians where avian conservation is concerned.


And don't get me started on the repugnant "traditional" practice of unsustainably gunning shorebirds that French overseas departments still allow in the Carribean.


A famous case was Machi the Wimbrel that was satellite tagged in the eastern USA and later killed with another sat-tagged whimbrel after dodging Hurricane Irene in Guadeloupe:





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More bad news from Europe


"Hunting with glue set to continue in France

French bird hunters won a legal victory to continue trapping wild birds with glue on Thursday [20 November] when a European magistrate found the practice acceptable on cultural grounds."



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This really is the most horrific practice. 

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