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.
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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