The Carabinieri of Napoli, following a tip-off from Lipu volunteers, have confiscated 12 illegally caged and kept Goldfinches. 4 of them wore some kind of ‘harnesses’ as they were used as lures to trap more finches.
The Carabinieri arrested a 48 years old man and confiscated also the cellar where the birds were kept (with the lights on 24/7)
This is the first time Carabinieri also confiscates the place where the birds are kept and significantly increases the deterrent potential of police operations
- Date of seizure: January 18, 2018
- Numbers of seized birds: 12
- Country: Italy
- Species: Goldfinch