Komitee gegen den Vogelmord e.V. Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS)

Komitee gegen den Vogelmord e. V.
Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS)

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Poison bait for birds of prey

Bluish granules are often present on poison baits - here applied to a dead field hare
Bluish granules are often present on poison baits - here applied to a dead field hare

The use of prohibited insecticides in raptor persecution

The use of poison to target birds of prey is unfortunately still a widespread issue. Mostly different forbidden insecticides are used, such as the famous "mother-in-law poison" E605 (Parathion) and Carbofuran.

The laying out of meat residues and slaughterhouse waste is not prohibited in principle. These so-called "stink pits" are intended to lure wild boars and foxes to the hunters' shotguns. Therefore, there is always a high seat in the immediate vicinity of such bad smelling feeding places.

Care should be taken if one finds pigeons, rabbits, rabbits, pieces of meat or chicken eggs that have been laid individually outdoors - these could be poisonous bait. Small wild animals are cut open by the perpetrators and filled with poison. This is often present as granulate, is sometimes noticeably coloured and almost always has a strong chemical smell. The granulate can also be seen on laid out pieces of meat, e.g. offal. The so-called "poison eggs" are chicken eggs, which at first sight have an inconspicuous silicone plug - where the poison was injected. The main poisons used are insecticides, most of which are no longer available on the free market today.