A committee composed of Morocco’s High Commission for Water and Forests, Customs and Local Authorities in the area of Marrakech has began an investigation into the killing of 1490 turtle doves.
Photos and videos of Gulf tourists with a huge number of turtle doves that they hunted down in the area of Marrakech have gone viral on social media last week, arousing feelings of anger among Moroccan social media users. Morocco’s hunting regulations specify that the hunting limit for this species is 50 birds per person per day.
One of the Moroccan public figures, Mustapha El Fekkak, the Associate Creative Director at Artcoustic Studios, has expressed his denunciation of the incident in a Facebook post, calling it “a massacre.” He also inquired if the authorities were aware of the incident.
A source at Morocco’s High Commission for Water and Forests said to the Arabic-language news source, Howiya press, that the committee that was formed specifically to investigate this unlawful hunt will carry out a detailed report of the incident before taking the necessary legal action.
Ezzoubeir Jabrane is a writer, teacher and entrepreneur. He holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistic and Literary Studies. He has written a number of journalistic, analytical and academic articles in different fields. He’s worked as a teacher of Academic English at Hassan II University in Casablanca and a teacher of English for Engineering in the National Higher School of Arts and Craft (ENSAM), in addition to a number of other private institutions. Ezzoubeir is the founder of Exchange Lab and a founding member of International Morocco. His company Exchange Lab offers 3 services revolving around the use of English in the workplace: Business English & Language instruction, translation services, and content and multimedia content creation.