For those people who thought you can fly to Malta no problem, you’re wrong. You have to get through the armies of hunters on the island. Well, at least if you’re a bird.
Hunting in Malta is engrained in our culture as much as the cholesterol in our veins.
Anyhow, mainland Europe has been shying away from hunting, a natural step in urbanisation.
Not here, not us, not Malta. Surely more people are against hunting than ever before. Yet, the so-called hobby has yet to die down.
In a very recent referendum on hunting, it passed by a small margin, enabling spring hunting to continue.
Sad, very sad indeed. It was a shock to every modern thinking citizen. But let’s say it’s a hobby we have to accept, and with it this keeps going on:
Ye, you’ve guessed it, old Malteser doing what he pleases. It’s not even a one off thing, as far as I know. last year was one of the worse years in regards to illegal hunting/trapping in quite a while. The immorality of it all makes me sick. If you want to shoot birds and have the government’s blessing to do so, just leave the protected birds alone.
Some hunters even have the audacity to tell you that they’ll shoot anything that flies; or trap any bird of value no matter the method. Disgusting.
I don’t get it, why should we allow this even in the face of numerous illegalities. Referendum vote or not…