28 People Investigated For Poisoning Hundreds Of Animals In Spain

28 people are being investigated for poisoning hundreds of animals in Spain, including lynxes and eagles.

The Guardia Civil is investigating 28 people as part of ‘Operation Antitox’, carried out throughout 2019 by the Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA), in which 1,628 prohibited hunting methods have been located.

The findings were made after carrying out 289 inspections on hunting estates, livestock farms and phytosanitary establishments, where 120 poisoned animals were also found, including Iberian lynxes, imperial eagles and red kites.

In addition, the Guardia Civil has seized 47 poisoned baits and a total of 66 kilos of toxic products.

Conducted annually, ‘Operation Antitox’ aims to combat the use of poison and other non-selective means of hunting in the natural environment.

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Cristina Hodgson

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