From BirdLife Malta:
To Dr. Lawrence Gonzi,
Prime Minister of Malta
Mr. Prime Minister,
Do not bring renewed shame on Malta!
We urge you not to harm EU nature conservation laws for a few votes from the hunting minority.
We urge you to comply with EU law through Maltese legislation.
We urge you to ensure all hunting legislation is fully enforced.
We urge you never to allow spring shooting or trapping of Turtle Dove and Quail again.
You can sign the petition here.
If killing turtle dove or quail is legal, then it becomes easier to kill other bird species illegally.
See also here.
Help stop the slaughter of European seabirds: here.
120,000 people call for a stop to illegal hunting on Malta – BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) have received reports about a series of illegal shooting incidents as the spring migration starts on the island. In recent days BirdLife Malta was given four protected birds of prey with gun shot injuries as reports of illegal hunting increased. These included Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni (Vulnerable), Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus and Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus. The latest illegal hunting incidents occur as BirdLife’s international petition – calling on the Prime Minister to take strong action against the illegal killing of protected species and refrain from opening another spring hunting season – is about to be handed to the officials of the Office of the Prime Minister. “Thanks to your amazing cooperation and support, we have reached 120,000 signatures”, said Tolga Temuge – Executive Director, BirdLife Malta. For more information please visit http://www.birdlifemalta.org.