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

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 10/08/2019 16:59

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:27 by ChemicalJasper

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 

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:59

I doubt very much that any of the Animals you refer to will ever be ‘at risk’ curlews are declining yet are killed for fun☹️

nelliethehooker replied on 10/08/2019 20:25

Posted on 10/08/2019 16:27 by ChemicalJasper

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 

Posted on 10/08/2019 20:25

Do you partake of any of those you numbered, CJ? 

....just askingundecided

ChemicalJasper replied on 10/08/2019 22:55

Posted on 10/08/2019 20:25 by nelliethehooker

Do you partake of any of those you numbered, CJ? 

....just askingundecided

Posted on 10/08/2019 22:55

Yes....a great many! tongue-out

I have no issues with eating meat, was simply pointing out there was some cultural assassination on going "...Barbaric Frenchies!"

...and that he without sin should cast the first stone! 

mickysf replied on 11/08/2019 18:14

Posted on 11/08/2019 17:52 by nelliethehooker

Surely even you can see the difference between raising and killing animals, including birds, for food and the wanton slaughter of wild birds for the fun of it!!

Posted on 11/08/2019 18:14

Yes, we were ignorant and thus educated about supermarket fuels and additives, Now it's 'our' time to right the wrong and pay back the compliment in the name of those defenceless truely wild creatures in what really is their own environment! wink

RedKite replied on 30/08/2019 13:54

Posted on 30/08/2019 13:54

I can report good news just seen that the LPO  same as RSPB have been to the highest court in France have put an immediate ban on the hunting of Curlew.

Wherenext replied on 30/08/2019 17:16

Posted on 30/08/2019 17:16

Good news RK but what reasons did the brave hunters give for wanting to kill these birds in the first place? Are they decimating crops or a carrier of deadly disease to humans or is it just for fun?

RedKite replied on 30/08/2019 18:57

Posted on 30/08/2019 18:57

That I could not answer. I have fond memories of these birds as a child in Shropshire and they used to nest in our surrounding fields and their calls, land was a bit different conditions in those days.

 

Oneputt replied on 30/08/2019 19:51

Posted on 30/08/2019 19:51

  • What great news RK.  All we need to do now is stop Middle Eastern countries killing approx 4.5 million birds a year, stop the Maltese killing Turtle Doves allegedly mistaking them for Snipe which they are licensed to hunt.  Not forgetting the people in Britain who kill BofP

RedKite replied on 30/08/2019 20:26

Posted on 30/08/2019 20:26

Agree with you OP.  We did have 1 pair of Turtle Doves in the next field this year but they had gone after 6 weeks then appeared again next to OH's shed and wonder what calling and they were trying to compete with the Nightingales.

As to Stumpy think another lizard had taken over his stretch on the terrace as I have not seen today.

Have a good trip to France tomorrow, we are off to the Dordogne to a site overlooking at Beynac Chateau and will look to see what is about in the area might even see some terns on the river as they have been there before.