Massacre of migrant song birds on Colle San Zeno, Italy

Press release 23.11.2011

Shocking video shows massacre of migrating birds in Italy

Thousands of song birds killed within only a few hours by hunters

Italian hunters stage a migrant bird massacre on the San Zeno Pass in October 2011Italian hunters stage a migrant bird massacre on the San Zeno Pass in October 2011Bonn/Milano. Bird lovers throughout Europe are still in a state of shock after watching a video of Italian hunters shooting down several thousand song birds in front of protesting bird conservationists.

Italy

Italy’s traditional tragedy

Migrant bird slaughter between the Brenner Pass and Sicily

Shot chaffinches: despite the derogation that allows Italian hunters to kill just a few birds, nobody respects the bag limitShot chaffinches: despite the derogation that allows Italian hunters to kill just a few birds, nobody respects the bag limitIn Northern Italy vast mist net installations still block the migrant song bird flyways to warmer climes. The same tragic spectacle repeats itself year after year south of the Alps.