This video from Malta says about itself:
16 February 2013
Maltese people speak out about abuses in the countryside and call on politicians to stop chasing hunters’ votes and take action to protect wildlife and safe access to Malta’s countryside for all ahead of the general election on 9 March 2013.
Make the politicians listen! Your Voice Counts! www.birdlifemalta.org
Times change, some things don’t…
For decades, politicians have granted hunters and trappers undue privilege with the result that they feel able to illegally occupy the countryside and kill protected species.
Politicians feel vulnerable before an election and the hunting lobby has been using this to their advantage. This time again, votes are being waved under their noses to bully politicians into submission.
This only works if politicians are convinced the occupation of public land, the widespread use of firearms in the countryside and the senseless killing of protected species are not a priority for you.
This time, make sure politicians are listening to you. When they knock on your door, tell them what you think.
YOUR VOICE COUNTS
A comment at YouTube on this video:
I am Maltese. MALTESE. I decided to go for my daily walk near Girgenti, rather than going around town like usual. All of a sudden, some hunter saw me, and he started shooting in the air, trying to scare me off. Being a woman, and being alone, in the middle of nowhere I walked back home.My own Country, My own home town, and I am not allowed to walk in the streets. X’gharukaza.
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