Event Description

Bird Trapping

In bad years like this one, farmers in neighbouring villages sometimes use nets to trap small birds for meat, which can be eaten or sold. It is illegal, since many of the birds are endangered, so there’s a risk.

You could make: $30

Set bird nets?

Bird trapping event screenshot – 3rd World Farmer.

In-game Effects

If the player decides to set nets, he will receive $30. However, at the end of the next season, there’s a small risk that one of the family members on the farm will have ‘gone missing’ while tending the nets. This could be due to an arrest, a conflict with other trappers, or due to an accident happening in the wilderness. Either way, that person will never return to the farm again. If this happens, a notice about the disappearance will appear on the annual report.

External Links

“Bird Trapping in Egypt and Libya”:

“United to stop illegal killing and trading of migratory wild birds in North Africa,” Birdlife International, 2017:

“Conservationists appalled at illegal killing of 25m birds a year in the Mediterranean,” The Guardian, 2015: