Hunting the ortolan bunting has been banned in France since 1979. It has also been a protected species since 1999. However, illegal trapping has continued. They are also cruelly treated during the trapping stage and after fattening are drowned in Armagnac. They are finally eaten whole. To read more about this appalling illegal practice, see http://www.connexionfrance.com/ortol...w-article.html

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