On the 25th of January, 80 hunters of the village of Villeréal and 12 surrounding villages carried out a major kill of pigeons organised by the municipality and supported by maire Pierre-Henri Arnstam. The pigeons are considered a nuisance by farmers and villagers and are supposed to have made a lot of damages to crops and buildings. 3200 cartridges had been handed out to the hunters to carry out this massacre.
The President of the LPO (Ligue pour la protection des oiseaux) attacked by hunters with a spade because he took away illegal bird traps. This is France !
The LPO launched a petition to stop the massacre of garden birds…..
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