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Just appointed, the Minister of Ecological Transition and Solidarity is committed against the birds

Mis à jour le 09 October 2018

The new minister of ecological and solidarity transition, François de Rugy, has just adopted 10 decrees authorizing the trapping of birds that use old fashioned methods from the past. One Voice attacks these cruel and outdated decrees. Hunting is a deadly problem, which we must fight!

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Legally endorsing cruelty to animals

Recently introduced to his new post, François de Rugy signed with his own hand 10 decrees that allow the trapping of birds using nets, wire cages and glue, before having a vote on the law concerning these traps. The pitfalls involved here create stress, create injuries and can even be fatal. Small tits or finches, break their legs, and have the feathers torn off! The minister legalizes these poaching techniques that cause incredible suffering... What eagerness on his part!

We have already denounced these techniques for their cruelty, which make no distinction according to the species, which furthermore damages the most vulnerable individuals. In 10 departments, this represents nearly 150 000 birds targeted and sentenced to death (not counting the other birds or the collateral victims of these heinous traps).

Why aggravate things for birds with such horror, the difficulties for birds is already hard enough?

Birds are already disappearing before our eyes. Of course, they have natural predators, but let us agree that it is humans who cause the worst fate. The massive overuse of pesticides is obviously one of the main causes for their disappearance, creating food shortages in our countryside’s - there are not enough insects to feed them. Add to this that they are the first victims of deforestation. The noise, the pollution and the night lights of the cities, there are so many difficulties to nest, to communicate, to breathe. Their survival and that of their young is all the more precarious. Above all of this, they are also hunted with rifles - almost 9 months of the year, and die by the hundreds of thousands!

One Voice denounces these decrees and brings them to justice!

transition role, perpetuating cruelty and archaic hunting techniques! We are going to attack these ministerial orders one by one and whose only plausible explanation is the link between the government and the hunters' lobby.

Please sign our petition and come to the united rally for a radical reform of the hunt on October 13 in Paris!

Julia Mothé
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In the subject

A historic victory! No more nets, cages or hanging - the end of traditional methods of trapping songbirds! No, Bovine Tuberculosis does not spread more when we spare badgers’ lives

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Eric PETIT | Tuesday 09 October 2018

Les amis de la Nature ...

Pauline | Monday 08 October 2018

Pourquoi aggraver par l'horreur, les difficultés des oiseaux déjà si affaiblis?

poupette | Monday 08 October 2018

Vous parlez de 150 000destruction d'oiseaux sur 10 départements….
Je crois que c'est un nombre très inférieur à la triste réalité! En effet les consultations publiques d'aout dernier précisait bien 370 000 alouettes et plusieurs centaines de milliers de passereaux … cela par dérogation, puisqu'il s'agit d'espèces protégées!
j'ai cru m'étrangler en lisant l'intitulé du " projet" d'Arrêté…..
Hélas, je ne retrouve pas cette consultation à laquelle j'ai pourtant participé…..
Vos services la (les) retrouveront plus facilement que moi sur internet…
Elles étaient diffusées par l'ASPAS...
Bon courage à vous
Beaucoup de citoyens comptent sur vous. Il faut que TOUTES les associations travaillent ensemble pour éradiquer ce fléau qu'est la chasse et sa tyrannie politique!

poupette | Monday 08 October 2018

Merci à vous d'avoir le courage d'attaquer ces arrêtés ministériels et préfectoraux….
Ils sont en effet inadmissibles et en totale contradiction avec les souhaits de la population.
Au mois d'Aout dernier il y a eu ( à ma connaissance!) deux consultations publiques pour savoir s'il fallait accepter la destruction de 370 000 Alouettes dans je ne sais plus quel département du sud ouest….plus un nombre important de passereaux et Pluviers dorés dans un autre département.( Alpes Maritimes??)
En mettant mon commentaire, j'ai pu constater qu'il n'y avait pas UN avis favorable à ce projet d'arrêté…….et pourtant, il est passé!!!
A quoi servent les "consultations publiques"??
Merci d'attaquer en justice ces excès de pouvoir insupportables!
On vous soutiendra dans cette lutte!