EU to allow hunting in Spring 'only' in Malta

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Subject: EU to allow hunting in Spring 'only' in Malta
From: "david camilleri" <>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 09:58:36 -0400

EU to allow hunting in Spring 'only' in Malta

We (Proact) are working up a new offensive on Malta. There are rumours -
from a usually reliable source - that the EU negotiating team has
agreed, because of special circumstances, they are likely to allow
hunting of turtle doves and quail in spring in Malta. The consequences
are obvious:

< .... >
"This is a very grave precedent. Firstly Maltese hunters shoot anything
that flies, not just quails and turtle doves. Secondly it will open the
door to other hunters (particularly French and Italians, to lobby to be
able to do the same.

The news on birds of prey is alarming:

"During the whole of last week, but yesterday in particular, thousands
of birds of prey were killed. Yesterday alone, an estimated 1,000 honey
buzzards were shot in the south of Malta."

This is comprehensively reported at

David Conlin
Proact - Biex tissieheb ma jiswiek xejn... izda jiswa hafna
Zommu ruhkhom aggornati minn -

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