FKNK “condemns any breaches of hunting and trapping regulations”

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FKNK "condemns any breaches of hunting and trapping regulations"The Federation for Hunting and Conservation – Malta (FKNK), in a statement has referred to the CABS statement reported in the media today concerning trapping activities during the closed season. The FKNK said that it “once again publicly condemns any breaches of hunting and trapping regulations.”

It added that, “in addition, any illegal act that may be committed will reflect very badly on the thousands of trappers and hunters who fully observe and respect the relative laws.”

“Consequently,” the FKNK concluded, “it will increase its pressure to fulfil its policy of zero tolerance with whoever may be apprehended and found guilty by the Court of Law.”

The Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said today that aerial survey flights conducted earlier this month revealed a massive increase of illegal finch trapping in spring, “with 32 sites spotted in Gozo,” CABS Wildlife Crime Officer Fiona Burrows said

She added, “we have been informed that many Maltese trappers go to Gozo to trap, since there is no ALE there.”

“Despite only 30% of Malta and Gozo being covered by the flight a total of 127 active clap netting sites were photographed. During a similar count last year only 51 sites could be located on 30% of the islands.”

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