The Age newspaper article

Subject: The Age newspaper article
From: "david camilleri" <>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 11:03:06 -0500
Dear Australian birders:

We would like a confirmation about the article on the Age newspaper as we have some doubts about this article. We could not find it. Please any one can help and confirm, it will be appreciated. Please read the emails below.


david camilleri

Hi David,
              I went to and did an archive search
on malta and swans
going back 3 months, as I wanted a link to put in the newsletter.
I could not find any references ?

Is this quite a good source?
I am always suspicious of the hunters trying to set us up ;-(
This article below was sent by an Australian birder in your egroup. We have some doubts.
The Age is the "serious" newspaper of Melbourne, Australia's second city,
with a weekday circulation about 200,000.

The Age (, Monday February 25, 2002, p7.


Outrage over slaughter of protected swans

ROME. The slaughter of a herd of protected swans has caused international
outrage and prompted calls from animal welfare groups for Malta to be
barred from entering the European Union.

The birds were shot in St Thomas Bay, on Malta, in front of horrified
families on a Sunday afternoon last month by three hunters, who escaped in
a speedboat. Witnesses said eight swans, including a cygnet, were killed.
Malta's record on animal protection is not good. Three million birds are
trapped or shot every year as they stop off on the island.

Songbirds are sold at market, while birds of prey are killed and stuffed."

I'll send the fax too.


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