Sunday, 23. November 2014
06. 05. 13. - 13:00
Many animals, and birds of prey in particular, have been killed in Lower Austria due to illegal poisoned baits. The WWF stated that it is difficult to find the offenders, but presumed that the reason for the poisoning is hunting.
The poison "carbofuran" has been banned since 2008. However, it has been found recently in opened chicken eggs in Mannersdorf in the Leitha Mountains. A dead bird of prey la that had eaten the bait was found next to the eggs.
A fox and a buzzard were found dead in Paasdorf near Mistelbach (Lower Austria) two months ago. This time, meat had been poisoned with carbofuran. Last year, three sea eagles were poisoned in the region of Weinviertel, Lower Austria.
60 percent of these cases happened in Lower Austria. The most recent events point to the background of hunting.
However, most cases remain unsolved as the toxicologic examination can take a long time. The WWF demands that the possession and the use of carbofuran should be severely punished.
Peter Lebersorger of the state hunting assosication asks hunters not to tolerate any illegal actions in their territories. Using the poison is not only forbidden but also disagrees with all principles of hunting.
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