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The legs of a living bird were brutally cut! [

The legs of a living bird were brutally cut! [

03.02.2010

A wonderful male Kestrel died in agony while transported to the Rescue Center. The legs of the bird were brutally cut, and the bird itself was abandoned alive, but agonizing in the center of Bourgas.

This horrible atrocity reminded of the insane tradition followed until recently by the Bulgarian hunters, namely – presenting raptor’s legs to become members of the hunting party. The last Bearded Vulture in Bulgaria was also found with its legs cut.

We thank our colleagues from the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water in Burgas for their timely reaction!

For further information, please contact:
Lyubomila Krivoshieva, Wildlife Rescue Center
lkrivoshieva@greenbalkans-wrbc.org