Outrageous Curlew Slaughter

Oneputt replied on 07/08/2019 17:35

Posted on 07/08/2019 17:35

Just read that the French government are going to allow hunters to slaughter 6000 Curlew each year.  I cannot believe that a so called civilised nation could allow the butchery of these hauntingly beautiful birds which are already endangered

AnotherDavid replied on 07/08/2019 18:03

Posted on 07/08/2019 18:03

I just googled "Curlew culling"   and it seems a surprising number have been licensed to be shot in the UK too, one reason given was proximity to airports of breeding grounds a "bird strike " risks .

Wherenext replied on 07/08/2019 19:15

Posted on 07/08/2019 19:15

I think the operative word, OP, is slaughter. Typical butchery from the French.

David, Chris Packham took a lot of stick from the so called "popular press" for challenging Natural England on this. You may have been abroad at the time.

RedKite replied on 07/08/2019 19:46

Posted on 07/08/2019 19:46

OP I am shocked by this news as curlew numbers are down in the UK.

Just looked up some different web sites to find the French can hunt 64 species of birds some I find very shocking and the LPO like UK RSPB have been writing to the government re these issues and not getting anywhere. 6000 is a huge number and I have not seen any curlews around this area.

AnotherDavid replied on 07/08/2019 20:03

Posted on 07/08/2019 19:15 by Wherenext

I think the operative word, OP, is slaughter. Typical butchery from the French.

David, Chris Packham took a lot of stick from the so called "popular press" for challenging Natural England on this. You may have been abroad at the time.

Posted on 07/08/2019 20:03

My wife is a follower of Chris on facebook so we pick up on quite a lot of his campaigns  but missed that one

Pliers replied on 07/08/2019 21:54

Posted on 07/08/2019 21:25 by nelliethehooker

There's a change.org petition trying to stop Nature England from licencing the culling of Ravens and other wild birds.

https://www.change.org/p/natural-england-stop-the-legalised-killing-of-ravens-and-other-wild-birds-in-england

 

 

Posted on 07/08/2019 21:54

Thanks for the link, Nellie.

Curlews breed on our local moors, and it always an absolute joy to see and hear them flying overhead.

To think they will later come to grief for absolutely no reason is just awful.

😱

mickysf replied on 10/08/2019 08:29

Posted on 10/08/2019 08:29

Nothing surprises me but I continue to be sickened by this and other so called culls! Also the similar actions of some in the name of sport and/or pleasure particularly the illegal persecution of our raptors. Those too spewing toxic lead shot all over the country side in the name of enjoyment need to be educated and stopped.

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 10/08/2019 09:33

Posted on 09/08/2019 20:47 by nelliethehooker

They have such an evocative call, don't they. Great to hear them as they fly up from a seashore or over a moor.

Posted on 10/08/2019 09:33

Thick fog or rolling mist over marshes, Curlews calling. It gives me goosebumps just remembering the many encounters. It is a testament to the power hunters have over Govt’s. It truly is sickening. A life lost to amuse & entertain the few😢

ChemicalJasper replied on 10/08/2019 16:27

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:27

In the UK approximately 2.6 million cattle, 10 million pigs, 14.5 million sheep and lambs, 80 million fish and 950 million birds are slaughtered in the food chain.

 

....I can only imagine that say a Hindu culture looks at the UK, a so called civilised nation, and wonders how it could allow the butchery of 2,600,000 of its most sacred animals every year, for its own personal enjoyment!?

 

...just sayingfoot-in-mouth