Category Archives: Animals & Wildlife

STOP Hunting Crimes in Lebanon!

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A Facebook page named “Stop Hunting Crimes In Lebanon” was founded by a group of European and Lebanese protectionists to show the massacre of raptors, storks and songbirds, the rarest species of migratory birds, killed by brutal and criminal Lebanese hunters. They’ve collected over 20,000 pictures that they are constantly updating through their page.

These hunters shooting at anything that moves are idiots and should be jailed.

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Lebanese Ship Accused Of Dumping Dead Cows In The Baltic Sea

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Denmark and Sweden have been investigating for days how fourteen dead cows ended up on their shores and it seems it was a Lebanese ship who dropped the dead cows in the sea. Not only did they do that, but the ears were cut off to remove the earmarks identifying the animals.

Dumping slaughter waste is illegal in the Baltic Sea and the crew could be charged with animal cruelty. Swedish police spokeswoman Ewa-Gun Westford said and I quote that “She’s been working in the police for 40 years and had never dealt with such a crime”.

Maybe we should invite her to visit Beirut’s slaughterhouse and see what goes on there.

Fourteen dead cows that washed up on the beaches of Denmark and Sweden were probably dumped overboard by the crew of a Lebanese ship after it encountered bad weather, Danish police said Friday.

“The police suspects that (the source is) a Lebanese ship that was transporting live cattle from a US port to Europe,” the South Zealand and Lolland-Falster Police said in a statement.

“The ship ran into a storm in the Bay of Biscay, in which a number of cows died,” it added.

The animals, the first of which was found on December 31, also had their back legs tied together and their stomachs cut open. The ears had been cut to remove the earmarks identifying the animals, police said.

“The reason the stomachs had been slit open was probably to ensure the animal sank, and the back legs were probably bound so that a crane could grab and hoist the cow overboard,” it said.

The Lebanese ship’s crew had asked to unload the dead animals in a Russian port but were turned down, after which they most likely dumped them around 18 kilometres (11 miles) off the Danish island of Bornholm, police said. [RawStory]

Nine Sharks Killed in Tyre

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Nine sharks, each averaging around 50 kilos, were hunted down and killed in Tyre today. I don’t know what’s the law regarding shark fishing in Lebanon, but given that we barely see any sharks in our seas, maybe it would have been better to capture these sharks or just leave them alone.

Neuf requins d’une cinquantaine de kilos chacun ont été pêchés dimanche au large de Tyr, dans le Liban-Sud, rapporte l’Agence nationale d’information (ANI, officielle).
Les requins auraient été désorientés par la tempête de neige Alexa qui a frappé la région du Moyen-Orient cette semaine, explique Majed Bawab, l’un des deux pêcheurs à l’origine de cette découverte. [Link]

Dog Shot At Close Range In Dbayyeh

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BETA Lebanon uploaded today a video showing a man in Dbayyeh shooting a dog at close range. I refrained from posting the video as it’s too graphic but you can watch it [Here] if you want. The dog (Brad) was shot in his mouth and his shoulder, had to undergo 2 surgeries and is now recovering. As you can see from the picture, he’s doing better now.

These sick and barbaric people who enjoy abusing and killing animals should and will get their punishment one day. Until then, I will keep spreading awareness on that matter and exposing these assholes if needed.

BETA rescued the dog and took care of him but Brad needs now a foster home. If you can help anyhow, send an email to contact@betalebanon.org. You can also contribute to their rescue fund [Here].

Eagle Shot Down by Lebanese Hunters In Akkar

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These reckless hunters must be put in jail.

This photo depicting an eagle hunt down by two men who were identified as being residents of the northern district of Akkar has been circulating on the major social media platforms and provoking activists’ resentment.

In the absence of a hunting regulations in Lebanon, this ‘sport’ is taking place without any restrictions almost anywhere across the country and wrongdoings have alarmingly increased.

A law was drafted in 2004 to control the situation by allowing the hunting of some common birds only.

The said law includes the implementation of bird counts in some stopover areas and the administration of training to the hunters but the draft was put on hold following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. [Link]