The Malta Independent 26 June 2022, Sunday

Coalition for the Abolition of Spring Hunting established

Malta Independent Saturday, 27 July 2013, 11:00 Last update: about 9 years ago

A Coalition in favour of the abolition of spring hunting has been established.

The Coalition is made up of eleven organisations: Alternattiva Demokratika, Birdlife Malta, Coalition for Animal Rights, Din l-Art Helwa, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, Gaia Foundation, Moviment Graffiti, Greenhouse Malta, Nature Trust (Malta) and the Ramblers Association of Malta. 

Its objectives are to ensure that spring hunting is brought to an end in Malta as soon as possible.  The Coalition will do this through lobbying both in Malta and at a European level.

The Coalition has begun the collection of signatures for an abrogative referendum relative to spring hunting legislation.

The Coalition is focusing on the abolition of spring hunting because it is the time of year when birds are most vulnerable.  They are migrating through Malta on their way to breed.  A bird saved in spring has the chance to breed and increase the bird population.

The secretariat of the Coalition can be contacted at [email protected]

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