Kaccaturi 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.”