Crime scene Großinzersdorf (Lower Austria) – more than 15 animals clearly poisoned, BirdLife Austria demands consequences

No end to the series of illegal raptor persecution around Großinzersdorf near Zistersdorf (Lower Austria). On the contrary, new poisoning cases claim the lives of one White-tailed Eagle, three Red Kites, and six Common Buzzards, as well as a yet unconfirmed number of foxes and martens.

After only a few dead birds had initially been discovered, intensive searching by members of the bird conservation organisation BirdLife Austria and a specially-trained team of sniffer dogs uncovered the full extent of the case.

Another Common Buzzard shot. BirdLife Austria hopes for further reports from the population

No end to the illegal persecution of raptors in Lower Austria. As recently as February, 15 dead animals had been found near Großinzersdorf, including one poisoned White-tailed Eagle, four Red Kites, and seven Common Buzzards. Shortly afterwards, a dead Common Buzzard with its talons removed was found near Haringsee, and now the bird conservation organisation BirdLife Austria received a report of a dead Common Buzzard near Ottenthal in the district of Mistelbach: shot, as the pathological findings showed