Petition: Portugal Furious After Spanish Hunters Kill Over 500 Animals

Petition: Portugal Furious After Spanish Hunters Kill Over 500 Animals

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Portugal expressed outrage after killed over 500 and in the center of the country at the end of December, as reported by the BBC.

Officials were furious at the 16 Spanish hunters that led the , calling it “vile,” and “an environmental crime.”

Photos show hunters proudly displaying their catch after in the Torrebula tourist hunting zone about 24 miles from Lisbon.

The 2,700-acre farm is fenced in, so animals have no way to escape.

Portugal’s environmental ministry said in a statement provided by the BBC, “the reports and news about the indiscriminate of animals have nothing to do with hunting, understood as a practice that can contribute to the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystems.” 540 deer and boar were killed during the hunt.

Portugal News Online shared that the hunting permit for the zone had been suspended.

“It is the ministry’s understanding that changes to the law are needed to prevent the terrible events that have been reported from being repeated,” Environmental Minister Joao Matos Fernandez said in a statement.


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This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 5 January 2021. Lead Image Source: William T Smith/ Shutterstock.com.


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