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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Stop Spring Hunting in Malta

Maltese birders have organised a petition to ban spring hunting. 

Sign this petition and make a difference. Why this is important

   In Spring-time, birds (Turtle Doves and Quails) are in their best and migrate from Africa to Europe. They cross the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean sea to mainland Europe to breed and raise their young.
Both species are in decline, and shooting them when passing through Malta in Spring is contributing to this decline. Many other protected birds are indiscriminately shot every Spring whilst the hunting season is open.  More information...  

Also for a film made by our own Steve Cummings about the issues out there go to visit this link and check out "Birds Bins and Bullets". 

Thanks Nick for the above link.

1 comment:

Nick Carter said...

Thanks for this Bruce, myself and several other local birders have spent time out in Malta on both their Spring and Autumn camps and can vouch for the seriousness of the situation.

For a film made by our own Steve Cummings about the issues out there go to http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5B26C0B2033A1A29&feature=plcp

and check out "Birds Bins and Bullets".