WHERE THE FALCON 🦅 HUNTERS IN GULF COME FROM?
As we know that the tradition for hunting falcons has been practiced for centuries in ARAB society, however, it may be that few people know that more of these predators come from SPAIN. Spain has become the world’s largest exporting country. The bird that flies high, in rich class of ARABS has great value. Even Gulf buyers squeeze spent thousands of euros just to get one back. These falcons have performed a crucial part in the traditional culture of the Gulf region (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar).
WINGS OF FALCONS
One of the eagle trader JUAN ANTONIO tells AFP news agency that wings of eagle should be complete mean that no wing should be broken.
RATE OF SELLING OF FALCONS IN A YEAR
JUAN ANTONIO tells that he sells about 150 falcons in a year, mostly from MIDDLE EASTERN RICH citizens to hunt and fight.
HOW many FALCONS DOES SPAIN EXPORT?
As SPAIN becomes the world’s largest exporting country so last year SPAIN exported nearly 2800 falcons which were shipped to ARAB countries.
TRAINING OF 52 FALCONS 🦅
ANTONIO is training 52 falcons to send them to QATAR. He is preparing his falcons for a new environment for the past five months and his daughter is also helping him along with two employees. His daughter is seven years old.
FALCONS WHICH SENT TO ARAB
Falcons that are sent to ARAB royal families are prepared to live in the air-conditional environment. The practice of hunting in SPAIN is centuries old, with artifacts dating back to the fifth century, introduced by ARABS and GERMAN NOMADIC tribes in SPAIN. But in SPAIN only about 3000 people are connected. This hunting game is rated by UNESCO as a culture or heritage.