Villagers Arrested for Using MP3 Players to Trap Over 20,000 Waterfowl

Villagers Arrested for Using MP3 Players to Trap Over 20,000 Waterfowl
Jun 06, 2014 By eChinacities.com

Villagers from Peixian, Jiangsu Province came up with a particularly sneaky method of trapping birds: by playing them MP3 recordings of their mating calls to attract and then catch them.

One of the people involved has managed to bag an insane 20,000 birds so far using this technique. He and several others were caught by police this week with 700 moorhens packed in cages ready for export to Guangzhou.

One villager, Zhang, made a profit of 30,000 RMB from the illegal sale of the birds, which he trapped by playing moorhen cries downloaded from the internet through loudspeakers.

A conservation expert from Jiangsu Normal University said that the loss of so many birds would ‘definitely threaten’ the local eco system. The police are currently investigating connections to other suspects.

Source: ecns.com

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Guest2637770
comment|47342|293085

Why are Chinese so Concerned About Saving Face?"

Jun 11, 2014 08:03 Report Abuse

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bill8899
comment|47257|81937

30000 RMB? He is set for life!

Jun 08, 2014 19:49 Report Abuse

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ChristopherR
comment|47224|256993

So....did the police actually return all the Hens to the wild? or take their "share" home for dinner?

Jun 07, 2014 11:56 Report Abuse

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coineineagh
comment|47230|112751

The copper in the photo doesn't seem to like eating Moorhens...

Jun 07, 2014 13:23 Report Abuse

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chonggongzi
comment|47243|253608

key problem is the quality. one or two is nothing .

Jun 08, 2014 09:06 Report Abuse

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mike168229
comment|47204|89706

And of course they will blame anyone but themselves when the entire bloody country is a polluted wasteland

Jun 06, 2014 18:48 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
comment|47211|279026

The pollution is Japans fault!

Jun 06, 2014 20:47 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
comment|47202|279026

Wow, they are so clever. What will they do next year when the local population of birds has been wiped out. Typical Chinese attitude. Why make 1000 next week when I can make 10 today. They want everything now and have no concept of sustainability whether it be in business or hunting.

Jun 06, 2014 18:31 Report Abuse