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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08. 09. 2020

Operation against illegal duck hunting in Venice


Hundreds of thousands of water birds winter in the lagoons near Venice, attracting hunters from all over Italy. In a joint operation with the Carabinieri, Italian CABS teams have caught 22 poachers illegally hunting birds at the end of January; 21 shotguns and 6,400 rounds of ammunition were seized. One of the suspects also engaged in black market trade with the shot birds, for which a strict marketing ban is in force in Italy. 961 birds were seized, including teals, pintails, shovelers and mallard ducks.

You can find our press release on the operation here.