In Lebanon, but also in France, Spain and Italy – the shooting of certain songbirds allowed.
Each hunter is allowed to shoot a certain amount of, let’s say 25 Chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs) and 20 Song Thrushes (Turdus philomelos) per day.
However, CABS research shows that many do not adhere to this restriction: in some of the pictures the hunters themselves publish on social media, there are hundreds of freshly shot finches and thrushes, often along with other protected species. Even the proud posing with the catch – banned by law since September in Libanon – is still widespread.
The pictures are from a recent date