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Dortmund: CABS members find bird of prey traps

Police seize cage and steel trap on pigeon fancier’s property

Police remove traps in Dortmund-Barop on 07.02.2012Police remove traps in Dortmund-Barop on 07.02.2012Following a tip-off from a member of the public CABS members discovered a Goshawk cage trap and a steel trap in a suburb of Dortmund on 7 February 2012. Both illegal traps were immediately adjacent to a pigeon coop in an allotment garden. Numerous Goshawk and pigeon feathers were strewn around the traps and the conservationists found the leg of a Goshawk in the cage trap.

In order to catch the offender the two staff members of the CABS’ Bonn office kept watch on the traps in freezing temperatures under -12° C. The man did not appear and the police were called. They seized both traps and initiated criminal investigation.


More photos from Dortmund:

Cage and steel traps in the Dortmund pigeon fancier’s allotmentCage and steel traps in the Dortmund pigeon fancier’s allotment
The rest of a Goshawk’s foot was found in the cage trapThe rest of a Goshawk’s foot was found in the cage trap
The steel trap next to the cage trap was baited with a dead racing pigeonThe steel trap next to the cage trap was baited with a dead racing pigeon