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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Deutschland – 07. 06. 2024

Peregrine falcon poisonings in Germany.


In the German districts of Unna and Steinfurt, persons unknown have killed two peregrine falcon families with poisoned bait. At the beginning of May, all four adult birds were found dead at breeding sites. A young bird that was still alive was taken to a vet with symptoms of poisoning, where it later also died. Back in April, a female peregrine falcon was found poisoned at another breeding site in Hagen. The banned insecticide carbofuran was detected in all six falcons and in the remains of a racing pigeon were found at a breeding site. CABS has filed a criminal complaint together with the local Peregrine Falcon Protection Group within NABU NRW (BirdLife partner). 

CABS are also offering a reward of 5000 euros for information leading to the identification of the perpetrators. More information available on our latest instagram post here.