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In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be finally off the menu


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:17 AM

Ortolan Bunting © Pierre Dalous The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, fattened and drowned in brandy. It's a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.

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