French court bans indiscriminate bird hunting with nets and cages

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Environmentalist associations have applauded a ruling by France's highest administrative court, the Council of State, which bans the use of netting and cages to capture birds, a traditional and indiscriminate method of hunting practiced in the north-east and south-west of the country. 

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France's top administrative court has banned a further range of traditional techniques for hunting birds, following the banning of glue trapping in June, reports Radio France Internationale.