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Taping in the News
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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