After a complaint of CABS, Police and environmental authorities discovered and and seized 7 illegally kept songbirds (4 Serins, 2 Greenfinches, 1 Goldfinch) in a garden in Darmstadt.
The owner of the property, a Polish bird trader, offered the birds as “wild birds without a ring” on Ebay.
According to CABS research, Ebay is one of the most important trading website for the illegal trade in protected animals in Germany. The person involved will have to pay a fine
- Date of seizure: October 25, 2017
- Numbers of seized birds: 7
- Country: Germany
- Species: Goldfinch, Passerines (songbirds)