The Harrier

Subtitle: The newsletter of Devon Birds

Petition to ban inappropriate sale of mist nets

The petition below has been doing the rounds in ringing circles but is unlikely to reach its target without support from a wider audience. If any members of Devon Birds wish to support it, the contact link is set out below

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/232710

Petition Parliament to ban sale of mist nets except to those with an appropriate licence.

Mist nets are being sold as anti bird netting online. These will trap birds which will die if not released, or be injured by untrained persons trying to release them. The nets cost from £1.44. At present it is not illegal to sell or own a mist net, but it is illegal to operate one without a licence.


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