This article us taken from BirdLife International with a little additions.
This morning, LPO – Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (BirdLife in France) start “Operation Zero Tolerance” to tackle the illegal hunting of Ortolan Bunting in France. Every year 30,000 of these birds are fattened in the dark and killed by drowning in brandy! Yet the authorities responsible for enforcing the law turn a blind eye. Their mission today to free birds, destroy traps and raise awareness is dangerous – follow them with a LIVE FEED here:
(The article is in French and English)
…and as long as celebrities help to advertise this insane practice and get votes from their fans, it will certainly not stop…
Here is celebrity Jeremy Clarkson enjoying a Ortolan meal..
Please put your thumb down on youtube.
And a article that includes Ortolan. ..