The fight against France's 'barbaric' glue traps for birds

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French hunters say tradition justifies their exemption from EU rules, but with many species endangered, there is growing pressure for a ban.

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It is early morning in the heart of Provence, and somewhere behind the tall black pine trees a rousing dawn chorus begins. We are crouching out of sight among the rosemary bushes and wild asparagus listening to the melodic musical phrases of song thrushes and blackbirds, reports The Guardian.