Environment Minister Tamar Sandberg intends to ban hunting in Israel until the end of January 2022.
She made this statement against the backdrop of an outbreak of bird flu in the country.
& quot; Cancellation of hunting this season & ndash; a necessary step in the fight against an outbreak of influenza & quot ;, & ndash; the minister stressed.
According to her, such measures will prevent an epidemic and save hunters from a dangerous and contagious disease.
“High mortality of cranes and other birds infected with bird flu, indicates a severe and abnormal outbreak. We must act immediately to minimize contact between wild animals and humans '', & ndash; Sandberg stated.