Over 2 Million Songbirds Slaughtered Over Cyprus Last Year: Birdlife

"CYPRUS -- More than two million migratory songbirds were indiscriminately slaughtered over Cyprus last year to be served as delicacies in local restaurants, a conservation society said on Monday.

The 2014 estimate represented the worst cull since monitoring started more than a decade ago, the Cyprus division of the international BirdLife organization sa

Cyprus lies on a key migratory bird route between Europe and Africa, but thousands of birds fall into poachers' nets each spring and autumn."

Michele Kambas reports for Reuters March 10, 2015.

Source: Reuters, 03/10/2015