Shame on the trapping of wild birds!
I received this from Max, a volunteer on Malta with CABS, an international group which comes to the island every season to monitor illegalities . He writes: 'As you might know the trapping season is now open becasue the government decided once more to open the season up to the end of the year . If you see any illegal trapping please do let us know. Even if you see birds in small cages let us know and we investigate. The hunting and lobby group find the support of the politicians because of the fact that they are a large lobby group with more than 10,00 licenced to hunt or trap birds and this figure when multiplied by other members of the familes result in a large number of votes. So both political parties in Malta do their best to help them to gain their votes. This is the pity situation in Malta.