Organised crime finds a new type of contraband: goldfinches

The scene is the criminal court in Perpignan in south-west France. The defendant has just been sentenced to 15 days in prison and a 2,800 fine for trafficking in an illegal commodity.

The Independent

Last updated on 09 May 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
France
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Illegal trade
Species group: 
Birds