PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea said that it had executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No 2 official.
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The bird season is not yet over, but I am now calling on National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to have a ban on bird shooting for at least two years.
Last week I worked as a "Bird Boy" for my friends. We waited in the woods for the birds to come -- they never did. However, NEPA officers monitoring bird shooting came into the clearing, accompanied by police officers. They wanted to know, among other things, the number of birds and the kinds of birds that were harvested. This was long before the end of the shoot.
This useless agency never fails to show it inefficacy. Why would NEPA have agents going about asking how many birds and the kind of birds that were harvested before the end of the shoot?
Common sense would dictate that after the shoot NEPA officials would be at strategic points where bird shooters would be required to make a declaration.
Laws should be in place to punish dishonest violators of the rules that govern bird shooting. This would ensure 100 per cent compliance.
Fewer birds are in the bushes and this should not be blamed on destruction of birds' habitat. For even with the prevalence of feeding birds with rice and corn has not resulted in more birds.
We did not get many birds but we had a wonderful time cooking in the bush, shooting the breeze.
The white-winged dove (PHOTO COURTESY OF SEARCHNET MEDIA)
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