rare butterfly killer convicted
Last Updated : GMT 05:17:37
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Last Updated : GMT 05:17:37
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Rare butterfly killer convicted

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Rare butterfly killer convicted

The rare Large Blue
London - AFP

A British man has been convicted of capturing and killing two of Britain's rarest butterflies, the endangered Large Blues, which have been a prized collector's item since the Victorian era.

Judges at the court in the southwest city of Bristol late on Thursday found 57-year-old Philip Cullen guilty of killing the Large Blues, which have protected status, and he faces a possible prison sentence to be decided next month.

"It is a unique case. There has never been a prosecution in terms of capturing and killing in the past," prosecutor Kevin Withey told the court.

Conservation volunteers had spotted Cullen trapping Large Blues with a small net in two protected areas in Gloucestershire and Somerset in southwest England.

Police then raided his home in Bristol in February last year and found 30 trays of dead moths and butterflies, including the Large Blues in question. 

Investigators discovered that Cullen was selling the butterflies on eBay while he claimed he had bought the Large Blues in his possession from a French farm.

First discovered in Britain in 1795, Large Blues had disappeared from the country by 1979. They were re-introduced from Sweden in 1983 at a dozen sites.

Butterfly Conservation, a non-governmental group, said there was a black market for mounted Large Blues mocked up to look like Victorian-era specimens that could sell for up to £300 (345 euros, $371) each.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

rare butterfly killer convicted rare butterfly killer convicted

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

rare butterfly killer convicted rare butterfly killer convicted

 



GMT 16:06 2016 Thursday ,31 March

March 20 - April 19

GMT 22:57 2017 Friday ,29 September

Woman beats disabled mother-in-law to death

GMT 08:46 2012 Sunday ,15 January

UN chief tells Assad: \'Stop killing your people\'

GMT 09:40 2016 Wednesday ,20 July

To conquer world stumbles, for now

GMT 15:14 2011 Tuesday ,14 June

The world marks National Blood Week

GMT 19:13 2017 Wednesday ,18 January

With Voortman Multi System Integration

GMT 14:14 2017 Thursday ,10 August

Enjoy the good life, Del Potro tells Djokovic

GMT 11:15 2017 Friday ,24 February

Wonderland fashion editor Toni-Blaze signs

GMT 07:58 2017 Thursday ,24 August

Unexploded bombs dot Iraqi cities

GMT 11:37 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Israel confiscates Private owned Palestinian land

GMT 16:27 2015 Sunday ,26 April

Man United boss

GMT 17:31 2017 Friday ,11 August

President receives head of EU Delegation to Yemen

GMT 05:24 2017 Friday ,22 December

Two Palestinian women in court

GMT 06:48 2015 Tuesday ,25 August

Miller Harris to launch La Fumée Alexandrie

GMT 09:07 2017 Wednesday ,16 August

'Lot of time' needed to rebuild trust

GMT 11:44 2015 Wednesday ,07 October

Microsoft unveils first laptop, Windows 10 smartphones

GMT 17:10 2012 Wednesday ,19 September

Channel closes over ‘racist bias’

GMT 16:09 2011 Monday ,08 August

Looting, violence continues after London riots

GMT 10:24 2011 Saturday ,06 August

Ablution removes harmful electrical charges

GMT 12:17 2012 Thursday ,09 February

Journalists attacked, threatened in Suez protests
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
 
 Emirates Voice Facebook,emirates voice facebook  Emirates Voice Twitter,emirates voice twitter Emirates Voice Rss,emirates voice rss  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

emiratesvoieen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen
emiratesvoice emiratesvoice emiratesvoice
emiratesvoice
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice