Illegal bird of prey persecution:
10/02/2015-CABS staff (h
freed a Buzzard from an illegal trap in Steinfurt (NWR District) of Germany. The weakened raptor was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital and will spend time recuperating in a local Bird of Prey rehabilitation centre. Although under European law Cage or Box traps are permitted for trapping of some mammal species, they must be inconspicuous to none target species and inspected at regular intervals to prevent unnecessary suffering. Given the trap was baited with a live dove it can be reliably inferred that the trap was set specifically to target protected Birds of Prey. Police investigations are ongoing.
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