Jail sentence for killing brown bear

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A hunter who shot dead a female Iberian brown bear in the Montaña Palentina in Castilla y León region has been handed a two-year jail sentence by a court for killing a protected species.

The incident occurred during a boar hunt in Ventanilla in November 2020.

The defendant has also been banned from hunting for four years and ordered to pay the regional government €17,505 for ‘civil liability’, according to Spain’s brown bear foundation, the Fundación Oso Pardo (FOP) which joined the prosecution in the case as a private entity.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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