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Malta and hunting policy (1 Viewer)


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I'm drawn to this thread, but dread reading it, always hopeful of good news but never getting any, quite perverse really.


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Is it bad to kill a wild bird but OK to kill a wild goat (and take triumphant photos of you and your prey)?
I just ask as I've been selling some kit and wouldn't be happy to know it was going to be used to find animals to shoot - and believe me, asking the question to a perspective buyer is well worth the effort. But then again most of our optical goodies are derived from stuff designed to help kill humans.

John Morgan

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What's the problem. It will have to end fairly soon, probably just a few years from now. After all, nobody hunts Passenger Pigeons any more, now do they? </sarc>


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And that's going to happen?, well done to Chris and his team for going back to Malta to highlight what's continuing to go on in that hell for birds.


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BirdLife: ‘Worst year for illegal hunting’ as government gives in to hunting lobby

BirdLife says police has not deployed enough officers to patrol 10,600 hunters

With only nine months into 2020, BirdLife Malta has retrieved more illegally shot protected birds than the last eight years.

To add insult to injury, last January Prime Minister Robert Abela moved WBRU – which is run by hunters and trappers – under the Minister of Gozo Clint Camilleri; a well-known pro-hunter and trapper. Malta has never experienced a government so much in favour of hunting and trapping.”


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