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May 10, 2019 - DutchNews.nl

Cormorants in Drenthe can be shot for eating fish, province says

Cormorants in Drenthe can be shot for eating fish, province says
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Animal rights groups in Drenthe [Netherlands] say they will go to court if the province does not withdraw permits to shoot cormorants who fishermen say are eating fish from a lake on a country estate.

The province has given a five year permit for hunters to shoot the birds who are catching fish which have been released into the lake for sports fishermen.

‘Cormorants eat fish, so you can’t really ban them,’ Fauna4Life and Animal Rights say in a joint statement. ‘Protecting a hobby is no reason to kill a protected species.’

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