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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Italien – 08. 05. 2023

Successful action against illegal spring hunting in Italy


On the mediterranean island of Ischia, two poachers have been arrested for illegally shooting and trapping migratory birds during the closed season. In both cases, police officers responded to reports from CABS whose members filmed both accused red-handed. One man was apprehended in a vineyard, where he was shooting at birds. Thanks to information provided by our team, the officers searched a shed which the man used as a hiding place for his gun. Two shotguns were found and confiscated. The man was already handed a fine of 2,300 Euros and also received a suspended jail sentence. In the second case, our team led the officers to a private garden used for the illegal trapping of endangered Whinchats. The poacher was caught while inspecting his trapping site. 31 clap traps were found and seized.