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Hundreds of birds die a cruel death each year

Up to 10 white-tailed eagles are poisoned every year. Golden eagles, red and black kites, peregrine falcons, rough-legged and common buzzards, magpies, crows, ravens but also domestic dogs and cats are among the victims, too.

The reason is human recklessness


Even though poison baiting in the open has been prohibited for more than 50 years, it has become a trendy pest control lately. FURADAN, a widely available insecticide containing carbofuran, is most frequently abused for this purpose.

A few drops of this poison can reliably kill practically any living being. This is probably the reason why baits laced with carbofuran can be found around the Czech countryside; the "wildlife managers" use them to get rid of foxes, martens or otters. Birds of prey or straying dogs are probably the non-target animals which fall victims to the poisoned baits.

Poison baiting, which can be dangerous for a human, too, can be considered as several criminal acts at the same time. In spite of this neither the state authorities nor the Police of the Czech Republic have convicted any of the poisoners up to now. This website should help detect and punish the perpetrators.

High number of poisonings in 2016
Red Kite, Apr 14, 2016, Hlušice (HK)
Twenty cases of proven or assumed poisoning were documented in the first half of 2016 in Czechia.
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New television documentary on bird persecutions in Czechia
A new documentary by Czech Television is available on this link.
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