KSU accuses BirdLife of “alarmist, provocative approach” to trapping

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KSU accuses BirdLife of "alarmist, provocative approach" to trappingKaccaturi San Ubertu (KSU) in a statement, has referred to the information provided by BirdLife Malta yesterday on trapping in Malta.

The organisation said that it noted the “alarmist and provocative approach” adopted by Birdlife Malta in its “repeated attempts to ban this activity.”

KSU argued that,”criticising enforcement and stating alarming numbers of trapped birds that died in captivity among other nonsense is all part of their unsubstantiated propaganda to influence the European Court of Justice verdict.”

The organisation stated that it “refutes these fictitious claims based on facts presented by its trapper members that state exactly the opposite.”

“Malta enforcement regime happens to be the strictest throughout EU States and caged bird mortality by far surpasses that in the wild,” said KSU.

KSU concluded by saying that it “praises the Government’s political will to maintain this part of our heritage by means of derogation and trust Birdlife Malta’s antics will not influence those entrusted with administrating justice.”

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    3 Responses

    1. just an expat says:

      what a load of …. Trapping may well be a “tradition” but it is a barbaric and cruel one and no sensible, sensitive human can condone it. Life in the wild must be hard enough for these often endangered species without man doing his best to capture and enslave them. A trapped bird is kept in a tiny cage where it cannot even stretch it’s wings and then it’s distressed calls are used to lure others to destruction – where is the civilised thinking in any of this?

    2. george palmer says:

      I totally agree with you. The people who do this are savage,uneducated neanderthals. They don’t belong to the 21st century. They are morally disgusting.

    3. Sam says:

      The Maltese Islands ought to be fined heavily by the EU as a member state flagrantly breaching wildlife rules. A claw back of grants is necessary, not just for this EU member but all EU members flouting wildlife law.

      Why should the public pay for all that legislation if it is being ignored and not enforced?

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