Update: Only 7 out of flock of 18 White Storks are left, as 2 more shot down
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Update with tweet from Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri below – BirdLife Malta has said that two storks have been shot down near Maghtab this evening. The storks returned to Malta this afternoon after spending some days on Gozo.
The ALE unit of the police force collected the two storks and they were taken quickly to the vet, however both died, with the vet confirming both birds have been shot, BLM said.BirdLife Malta concluded by saying that from the original flock of 18 White Storks that arrived on the Maltese Islands last Friday, only 7 remain, “as possibly other birds have gone missing due to illegal hunting.”
Update – In a tweet on Wednesday evening, Parliamentary Seretary Clint Camilleri said that the “Government will not tolerate hunting illegalities. Informed that the alleged shooter is apprehended by Malta Police. Confident justice will prevail against these few” – CC.
Photos of shot storks by Alice Tribe, BirdLife Malta.