The Supreme Constitutional Court of France (Conseil d’Etat) has confirmed the exemption for the use of glue sticks in Provence.
The French hunters are still allowed to lay out hundreds of thousands of lime sticks every autumn to catch songbirds and blackbirds. The animals are used as live decoys in songbird hunting. The judges also confirmed the annual catch rate of 78,000 birds!
They argue that the traps only catch the anyway-to-be-hunted thrush species.
On the other hand, members of CABS visited the fishing grounds in southern France several times and proved that protected species such as robins and warblers are also caught (Photo: Whitethroat on lime rod). CABS partner, LPO Franc, e has announced that it will bring the case to the European Court of Justice. It is shameful that France, of course, continues to allow brute glue sticks, while all other EU countries have banned them.
Source: CABS Facebook 04-01-2019