FKNK offers €2,000 reward for information on report of stork shot in Gozo
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The Federation for Hunting and Conservation – Malta (FKNK) refers to a BirdLife Malta spokesperson report of Saturday concerning the alleged killing of a white stork in Gozo, in the area between Gharb and San Lawrenz.
FKNK said that the Storks that visited Gozo on Saturday, were monitored, among others, by FKNK members, “encountered no hindrance on their route.”
The FKNK said that it is therefore requesting that the “report that a stork was killed in Gozo, be either substantiated by facts, or otherwise retracted.”
“Notwithstanding, and in the eventuality that the report was truthful, the FKNK cannot find harsh enough words to qualify its condemnation of such a criminal act,” it said.
“In another effort to continue to be on the forefront to exterminate any form of illegality, the FKNK is offering a reward of €2,000 to that person who can provide concrete information and evidence that will lead to the arraignment and conviction of the person who carried out the illegal act,” the FKNK said.
The FKNK also called on the Police Corps to investigate the report “with all its means at its disposal, in order to apprehend the culprit if the case results to be factual. But to also locate the person who lodged the report with BirdLife Malta and take the necessary legal steps against him if the report results to be false.”
Photo: By a member of the FKNK, are of the White Storks that visited Malta on Friday, which continued on their migration journey earlier on Saturday morning.