17. 02. 2020
Cologne (Germany): Bird dealer sentenced
Two years ago, two bird traders from Cologne, Germany were sentenced to a suspended jail time of two and one and a half years. for illegally trading large quantities of wild-caught songbirds. In the last week the father (83) withdrawed his appeal and accepted the sentence. The appeal of the son (55) is still to be heard in court. During an inspection, more than 450 protected chaffinches, goldfinches, bullfinches and numerous other songbirds were confiscated in one of the two men's warehouses.