Friday, 29 November 2013


I remember watching the video of the slaughter of Amur Falcons with tears streaming down my face.
This report in National Geographic had the same effect............for totally different reasons.

Up until this year, an estimated 120,000 – 140,000 Amur falcons (Falco amurensis) were being slaughtered in a remote part of north-eastern India at this exact time each year. In 2012, Shashank Dalvi and Ramki Sreenivasan documented this shocking massacre as tens of thousands of migrating falcons congregate along the banks of the Doyang reservoir in Wokha district of Nagaland. Everyday thousands of beautiful Amur falcons were being caught in mist nets, plucked alive, skewered, and then smoked before transport to market for sale as a cheap source of protein. The global population of this record-breaking aviator and natural wonder would have been depleted had this slaughter in Nagaland been allowed to continue. This year no Amur falcons have been killed so far…

click HERE to read the rest of the article.
If you signed the petition congratulations, you might just have made some sort of a difference.
I will find myself sighning more e petitions from now on.

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