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Animal tragedy at the residence in Munich - magnificent bird of prey dies miserably

2021-09-23T12:28:34.977Z

A kestrel got caught in the pigeon protection net at the residence and came to an agonizing end. Animal rights activists are sounding the alarm. The network is also causing criticism in urban politics.



A kestrel got caught in the pigeon protection net at the residence and came to an agonizing end.

Animal rights activists are sounding the alarm.

The network is also causing criticism in urban politics.

Munich - The bird hangs motionless in the net, its claws are tangled in the mesh.

Any help comes too late for the kestrel who flew into the pigeon defense on the outer wall of the residence.

At the State Association for Bird Protection in Bavaria (LBV), these images cause shock.

The deputy managing director Dr.

Sophia Engel confirms that the animal is a kestrel - a particularly protected species. "It's sad and unnecessary that he had to give up his life," says Engels.

According to the Federal Nature Conservation Act, it is "forbidden to chase, catch, injure or kill wild animals of the specially protected species".

The LBV will contact the Lower Nature Conservation Authority in this regard.

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Sophia Engel, State Association for Bird Protection Bavaria

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Munich: dead falcon at the residence - landlord expresses suspicion

According to his own statement, the landlord only finds out about the dead animal after a request from our newspaper.

"So far we were not aware of the incident, which we very much regret," said a spokeswoman for the Bavarian Palace Administration.

The rescue of the animal is arranged.

The net has been installed on the facade for two years.

“There are no holes to be seen in it.

We can therefore currently not explain why the bird got caught in the net. "

Engel suspects that the falcon got behind the net on one of the ledges.

“Maybe he was looking for a nesting place.” In any case, it is urgently necessary to find the hatch and secure it so that something like this cannot happen again.

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This kestrel perished in the pigeon protection net at the residence. 

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Pigeon protection nets in Munich “morally highly questionable”?

Pigeon protection nets keep causing discussions.

The ÖDP in the city council considers the use of "safety nets" and pigeon spikes (metal pins) to be "morally highly questionable".

The Department for Climate and Environmental Protection (RKU) defends the measures.

The nets were not used to catch animals, but to protect passers-by and buildings from pigeon droppings.

Nevertheless, the RKU wants to increasingly rely on pigeon houses to control the bird population.

This emerges from a decision of the committee for climate and environmental protection on the subject of urban pigeons from September 21st.

In a pigeon house, the animals are cared for in a species-appropriate manner, they are cleaned regularly and most of the eggs laid are replaced with dummies.

There are currently 19 pigeon houses in the city - more are planned.

At the suggestion of the ÖDP / Munich list, a concept is to be drawn up to make the construction of pigeon houses on private land less bureaucratic and easier.

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Source: merkur

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