The plenary session of the International Humanist and Ethical Union being held at Amsterdam on the 9th of August 1974 unanimously passed the following motion proposed by the Board:
1: The IHEU therefore urgently requests the Council of Europe (respectively its member states) to organise a conference on this subject in which both Western and Eastern European states are invited to participate.
2: The IHEU therefore urgently requests the Italian Government pending the conclusions of this Conference to forbid immediately the hunting of birds of passage.
IHEU Congress 1974
'The extermination of birds of passage', Humanists International, World Humanist Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1974