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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01. 11. 2022

Bird Protection Camp Malta: 23 bird catchers already caught

01.11.2022

CABS action against illegal bird trapping in Malta: Ignoring the regulations of the EU Birds Directive, the Maltese government in Valletta has yet again allowed bird trapping this autumn under the guise of a ‘scientific study’. Bird trappers are obliged to release the caught birds immediately. How many chaffinches, hawfinches, linnets and siskins end up as cage birds on the black market, no one can really say. 

Our teams currently deployed in Malta are monitoring compliance with the trapping regulations and in the last few days alone, have caught four poachers who had set up their trapping nets very close to the state-approved "scientific trapping facilities" without permission or had used more than the one permitted net at a time. 

Overall we have caught 23 bird trappers this autumn, the police have seized 34 nets and 267 live decoy birds.