26 Jun, 2020 @ 18:55
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23 goldfinches released into wild by Guardia Civil after arrest of two trappers in Spain’s Torrevieja

Goldfinches See Freedom On Costa Blanca After Illegal Trappers Get Arrested

TWO men have been arrested for illegally capturing goldfinch birds in the San Miguel de Salinas area.

Guardia Civil agents from Torrevieja stopped the men’s car at a checkpoint in San Miguel last Sunday (June 21) and found 28 caged goldfinches in the boot along with trapping gear.

The Spaniards, aged 61 and 70, had travelled up from Cartagena in Murcia for the illegal bird hunting.

The duo have been charged with breaking environment and hunting laws.

Guardia Civil have released 23 back into the wild, while five remain in the care of an animal protection group.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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