BirdLife report on birds killed in Malta “spurious & damaging” – KSU

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BirdLife report on birds killed in Malta "spurious & damaging" - KSUKaccaturi San Ubertu (KSU), in a statement today referred to what it described as “the spurious and damaging allegations” published in a report recently issued by BirdLife International.

KSU added that it condemned any illegal killing of birds and collaborated with serious entities to eradicate this vile practice. “However, this report conveniently concludes that an average of 108,000 birds are killed illegally in Malta. These figures are exaggerated, fallacious and far off from reality.”

“Suffice to say that this report even considers the legal shooting of Turtle Dove and Quail under derogation as part of the illegal killing notwithstanding the closure of spring hunting infringement procedures by the European Commission thus confirming its adherence with European directives.”

KSU stated that it “condemns this vile propaganda and whilst noting that the adverse publicity attributed to Malta as “Europe’s black spot” or “bird hell” is disproven by Birdlife’s own report, since even their exaggerated figures pale into insignificance compared to those of other countries.”

The KSU concluded by saying that they call upon Birdlife Malta “to stick to the truth and spare Malta the embarrassment and harm of their anti hunting extremism.”

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