Stop the 'barbaric slaughter' of British songbirds
Half a million British song birds are slaughtered every year during migrating season.
The killing fields are centred on the British Sovereign Base Area (SBA) of Dhekelia, on Cyprus’s southern coast, close to the tourist hot-spot of Ayia Napa. British soldiers train on firing ranges there before serving in Afghanistan.
Trappers place their lures at night. Early the next morning, they return for their grisly harvest, ripping the terrified birds from the fine-mesh ‘mist’ nets or glue-covered branches, often leaving the entangled feet behind, then killing them with a cocktail stick or a penknife to the throat.
This sickening trade is worth £12 million a year to private companies.
Prince Charles has written to the most senior Army commander in Cyprus condemning the 'industrial scale killing' of migrating songbirds on British Military bases.
The government must put a stop to this or we will have NO birds left in Britain.
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