20km of bird nets Tianjin and Tangshan

Horrendous mist netting discovered; just the one suspect nabbed...

Afteraninvestigationintotwoillegalhuntingareaswhereatleast 5,000 birdshavebeenkilled, Tianjinpolicehavearrestedasuspectforallegedlycatchingandkillingendangeredwildbirds, BeijingMorningNewsreported.

OnOct. 9, China'sStateForestryAdministrationdispatchedspecialworkingteamstothenortherncityTianjinanditsneighboringcity, Tangshan, toclampdownonillegalhuntingandprovideon-sitesupervisionoftheremovaloftrammelnetsandothertraps.

Localforestregulatorsvowedtojoinhandswiththepolice, locatingthoseinvolvedinthetrappingandsellingofthebirds.

InearlyOctober, volunteersuncoveredtwomassivebirdhuntingareasinthetwocities, wheretheyhavesinceremovedtrammelnetstotaling 20,000 metersinlength, savinganestimated 3,000 birdsfromthenets.

"Atleast 5,000 deadbirdswereseenhangingontheextensivetrammelnets. Thedeadandrottenbirdsonthegroundwerejustuncountable," avolunteersaid.

http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/1010/c90000-9124733.html

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