28. 02. 2020
France prohibits bird trapping with limesticks
Huge success in France: In Provence, SW France, until now, each autumn thrushes could be caught with limesticks in order to be able to use them as living decoys during hunting. The permission was justified under the guise of "old hunt-traditions". Around 7,000 trappers were allowed to catch 42,000 wild birds last year. After the EU Commission put massive pressure on the French government, the country finally caved in and prohibited the use of the brutal traps. The ban was preceded by a decade-long joint campaign by the French bird protection association LPO and CABS.