What a racket

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A gang of poach­ers has been ar­rested by po­lice near Barcelona for il­le­gally sell­ing song­birds. More than 260 birds were found in the raid, al­though it’s thought the gang sold up to 10,000 in se­cret mar­kets over the last two years. The birds were trapped and caged and kept in ter­ri­ble con­di­tions be­fore be­ing sold. The finches, lin­nets and bram­blings are all de­clin­ing in num­bers. The highly-or­gan­ised gang – who made an es­ti­mated £130,000 – face up to three years in jail.

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