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Killing Fields for Songbirds

Animals  (tags: songbirds, rescue, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, sadness, protection, killing, animalcruelty, wildlife, humans, environment )

- 1473 days ago -
A traditional Mediterranean delicacy kills hundreds of thousands of songbirds each autumn. A new documentary goes on the hunt for the bird trappers.


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Christine Stewart (134)
Monday October 6, 2014, 4:30 pm
This is one reason why I hate Chef Anthony Bourdain with every ounce of my being. He was offered an ortolan - one of the endangered songbirds- and he ATE IT! It was a teachable moment- he could have told his hosts that he could not eat the bird, because it is endangered and he didn't want to participate in its extinction. Yes the bird was already dead, but he could have declined to eat it on principle.- And chefs still clamor to kill and eat this bird because it's such a foodie thing to do....

Mike H (252)
Monday October 6, 2014, 5:26 pm
People are idiots

Past Member (0)
Monday October 6, 2014, 5:32 pm

Barb Knight (1694)
Monday October 6, 2014, 6:40 pm
Brainless idiot bastard!!

Ana MESNER (201)
Monday October 6, 2014, 10:49 pm
Noted :(

Thank you Cal for posting

Past Member (0)
Monday October 6, 2014, 10:50 pm
Thank you Cal and the utmost respect for CABS!
Like Christine I too have trouble with Anthony Bourdain's show. I can't even watch it anymore.

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 12:36 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 12:42 am
I read a few years ago that brainless idiots on the Island of Malta kill 7,000,000 song birds every year.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 12:51 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 1:30 am
Noted - my anger just rises and rises daily - I am not even going to blow a gasket, I have already blown several. What the hell is wrong with these sub human rotten bastards. Clearly they will never learn that by protecting our precious wildlife and animals will benefit us in the long run!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 2:01 am

SylvieBusy A (194)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 2:25 am
Noté avec tristesse.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 3:00 am
Some of these chefs want roasting on a spit

Lona G (67)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 4:38 am
It took the EU a long time to ban the trapping and killing of songbirds but as usual it is a ban on paper only if there is no follow up and the trade and even eating songbirds isn't banned either and the bans enforced. Of course there is no money set aside for this, so it is all very hollow and meaningless. And the North-African and Middle-East countries only laugh at these bans and will kill any bird that has escaped Europe's nets.

Tanya W (65)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 5:07 am
String them up by their bits... I hatehate poachers hunters and trappers...scum of the earth...

clare worthington (17)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 6:29 am
Thanks cal noted shared

Winn A (179)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 6:52 am
Sadly noted - Thanks Cal

Roberto Meritoni (3)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 8:52 am
Thanks Noted

Susan H (108)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 9:14 am
Nothing is sacred :(

Susan H (108)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 9:15 am
Nothing is sacred, not even the beautiful songbirds that sing so nicely

Frances Darcy (124)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 12:38 pm

Malgorzata Z (203)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 12:52 pm
podłe draństwo

. (0)
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 1:29 pm
This is horrific. What the hell is wrong with people?
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