Taping in the News

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Subject: Taping in the News
From: knightl <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 16:38:01 +1000
I'm not a subscriber to either News Limited or The Times, so I can't provide a link to the following item that appeared in yesterday's Australian. Birders are ethically divided over the use of tapes to attract target birds for twitching purposes [given the potential impact on the birds concerned].

The use of tapes for hunting purposes is a different kettle of fish [haul of birds] and appears to have the potential to have significant impacts on target bird species.

A bird on tape is worth lots on the black market

The Australian , 24-09-2003 , Ed: 1 - All-round Country , Pg: 010 , 207 words , WORLD PARIS: French gamekeepers have launched a campaign against birdsongs played with miniature cassette recorders that hunters use to lure hundreds of larks to their deaths. The gamekeepers say the method enables hunters to slaughter bagfuls of birds ...

Laurie & Leanne Knight

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