Birds hunting season has been on for a while now, and unfortunately Lebanese hunters are shooting at anything that flies, just as in every year.
Check out this article from Wildlife Extra about hunting in Lebanon and the massacres hunters are committing by shooting very large quantities and targeting some rare species.
The Lebanese Eco Movement says “All kinds of birds are being hunted, and most of hunters are indifferent to the matter of protected birds. We are witnessing the murder of many protected birds, mainly soaring birds (aquatic birds and raptors), including pelicans, storks, cranes, raptors.”
“As for the birds that can be hunted, there is no respect for the numbers and limits. We are witnessing birds being killed in thousands. A single hunter may kill more than one thousand birds. Hunters are of all ages; they may be as young as 10, even though Lebanese law prohibits holding weapons for ages less than 18.”
“Hunting mainly takes place during weekends, but hunters can be seen any day of the week, at any place, even inside cities and between houses.”
via Haytham Elkhoja