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Trapping of song birds Catalunya

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Offline laird

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« on: November 22, 2011, 17:45 PM »
Hi everyone
Have found this link concerning the trapping of song birds in Catalunya.  Do EU regs allow this?
http://www.iustel.com/diario_del_derecho/noticia.asp?ref_iustel=1054370
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 11:07 AM »
I have asked around locally why the capturing is being permitted, I couldn´t really believe the´ singing contest´ bit.  After all, there is widescale shooting of birds here so what´s the need if it´s for ´food´.  Apparently it´s a tradition to capture these types of birds so that they can be entered into ´singing and beauty´contests.  These birds then become very valuable if they are a looker or a star singer though they shouldn´t legally be sold monetarily, though I was told a goldfinch fetched €9000 on the black market recently.  Shame they just can´t be appreciated in the wild.