The French government has just approved the legal trapping and hunting of more than 150,000 wild birds in France this season. These birds will be able to be hunted in a variety of methods, many of which are widely considered cruel and inhumane. These methods include gluesticks (or limesticks), pantes (large horizontal nets) and matoles (small hanging cages).
This year’s approvals come at a time when biodiversity is diminishing across the French countryside and confirm that French hunters have the greater influence on policy. A large majority of French citizens have expressed their indignation during the public consultations held prior to the publication of the decrees.
Check out the full article from Focusing on Wildlife HERE.