Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Up until last week, i thought bird hunting was illegal in Lebanon and the selling of guns is done only under the table. Until I came across those billboards (in mass quantity!! ) on the highway, next to Jounieh !
Hunting was banned in the mid-1990's but never regulated properly, what is illegal was still legal.
And we're going in the wrong direction, and those billboards prove it ! Those shops are doing nothing except encourage this national "sport" all year long (not just in october where it's supposedly "ok" to hunt), and are so far from actually educating people how irresponsible killing of those birds changes the ecosystem or how some endangered species shouldn't be touched.
People hunt birds in the whole world, but in Lebanon there is no awareness and no control on the subject. Anyone can go buy rifles from those shops with no license. (they''re even proposing for you to try it before buying it !!! Catastrophic !).How can we change that ?
Here are a few links on the subject
PS: An action against Mike Sport anyone ?
Posted by Look around you at 10:34 AM