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Use for Baiting

Use for Baiting

Baiting is often used in order to trap animals so that they can be poached or sold. In fact, baiting is most often used with dangerous animals. In some case, poachers wish to take the babies alive to sell and they must first deal with the parents. The poachers may bait a trap and kill the mother, before making off with the babies.
Baiting is often utilized to protect a poachers safety, as many adult animals can easily kill a human. For example, poachers that wish to kill adult tigers, may bait the adults and kill them for the hides. The poachers may then take the babies and sell them to those that wish to have them as pets. The entertainment industry, such as circuses, often purchase animals in this way as well.
Baiting may be utilized to get an animal into a trap or to a specific area where the poacher has the advantage. Perhaps the poacher will put food on the ground and then while the animal is distracted, the poacher kills the animal. In other cases, baiting is done with poisoned food, so that the animal dies upon consumption.
Poaching is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Baiting makes it easy for poachers to get away with the crime, while ensuring their own safety. However the use of traps and bait, often makes it much easier to discover the location of poachers and many poachers opt for less obvious methods.

Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act was enacted in 1918 in the United States. It was a  treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States, in which both countries agreed to prevent the killing, capture or sale of a specific list of migratory birds. Later, several other countries joined the treaty to protect migratory birds. In fact, there are six countries that joined the treaty in total, including Mexico, Russia, Japan and Canada.

The Migratory Bird Treaty act was meant to protect the birds, including nests, feathers and eggs. In fact, dead birds are not excluded from the treaty. Over eight hundred species of migratory birds are on the list, which protects the birds and bird parts from abuse, sale or possession.

It is difficult for just one country to be charged with protecting any migratory species. If for example, only one country in the path of the migratory animal offers it protection, then the animal is in danger during other portions of its travel. For example, if whales are offered protection only in the United States waterways, they are in danger anytime they move outside of United States waterways. Treaties such as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act offers the birds protection, wherever they are on their travels.

Without the act, many specifies may be in danger. In fact, there are many illegal operations which trap and sell migratory birds. However, the act allows for those individuals to be punished to the fullest extend of the law.

Easy Guide To Poaching

Easy Guide To Poaching

Poaching background


Animal poaching generally occurs because there is a financial incentive. For example, farmers may pay to have animal poached so that they do not interfere with livestock. Poachers also kill animals for hides, as well as other parts, such as elephant tusks. In many cases, poachers also kill the adult population of a group of animals in order to make away with babies. There are many animals which can be sold as pets or to the entertainment industry and it is not easy to remove the babies without killing the adult population.

Poaching in Africa

Poaching in Africa occurs with great frequency. There are many animals that are prized as pets and poachers often have to kill the mother in order to take the baby. Those babies are then sold for large amounts of money on the black market. In addition to pets, some of the babies are used in the entertainment industry. Poachers often kill elephants, as their ivory can fetch tens of thousands of dollars on the black market. Tigers and many other animals are often poached simply for their hide.


Baiting often involves food which leads an animal into a trap or to an area where it is easy for a poacher to kill that animal. Baiting may include the use of regular food to lure the animal into a trap, where the animal may be kept alive to sell. More than likely however, poisoned food will be used to kill the animal. This technique is often utilized when a poacher needs to kill an adult animal, so that they can sell the babies to animal dealers.

Migratory birds

Migratory birds are protected in six countries by the migratory Birds Treaty Act of 1918. Although the treaty was originally between the United States an Great Britain, it grew to include four other countries. Migratory birds, over eight hundred types in fact, are protected by the Act, which makes it illegal to sell or posses the birds. In fact no part of the bird may be sold or possessed, including feathers or nests. In fact, dead birds are also protected by the Act.