Petition opposing the proposed extension of bird hunting in Italy

To: birding-aus <>
Subject: Petition opposing the proposed extension of bird hunting in Italy
From: Bill Jolly <>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 08:25:07 +1000

I've just signed the petition discussed below, and I'd like to bring it to the 
attention of birding-aus members.

While others more local to the situation can make representations in other 
ways, we too can make a valuable contribution by helping to display the extent 
of worldwide condemnation of these practices.

Bill Jolly

Dear All,

One of our customers asked to sign and distribute this online petition against the extension of 
hunting rights in Italy. Hunting along migrating routes in Italy and Malta 
(online petition here ) endangers 
all the efforts other EU states do to protect migrating birds. Further on Italy 
does not make adequate measures against North Italian restaurants which still 
offer protected songbirds  on their menu.  Many of the birds on menus origin 
from Bulgaria, Romania, ex-Yugoslavia (and formerly also from Hungary), and 
each month Hungarian Customs Officers find hundreds of carcasses of protected 
songbirds in cars or trucks driving to North Italy. So again, the bad habits of 
Italians threatens not only the wildlife of Italy, but also the wildlife of 
other countries as well.

I personally think that beside signing an online petitions, we have more 
powerful tools to force governments to do more sound measures against hunting 
protected and/or migrating birds. Boycotting the tourism of Malta or Faroe 
Island (where each year hundreds of dolphins massacred) can have an immediate 
effect. In case of Italy  boycotting the tourism of the  whole Italy is 
impossible, but boycotting the tourism of Milan, Brescia, Lake Garda where 
consumption of song birds as a delicacy is still common, can have some effect, 
especially if it is backed with good marketing campaign.

Thanks, for reading this few lines, wish you good birding the whole year


Dr. Karoly Teleki

Search for properties that match your lifestyle! Start searching NOW!

To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Petition opposing the proposed extension of bird hunting in Italy, Bill Jolly <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU