The Malta Independent 8 March 2021, Monday

Hunting lobby claims some are ‘inciting people to trespass on public property’ in countryside

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 18:36 Last update: about 12 days ago

The Saint Hubert Hunters has asked Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri and Economy Minister Silvio Schembri to take action against a section of the public who they claim are "running a campaign to incite the public to trespass onto private property without any respect for the law or the owner."

The hunting group linked their statement to a post by politician Arnold Cassola, which included images of fields with no entry signs on them, showing that the areas ahead are inaccessible. Cassola has been travelling around Malta's countryside and taking such photos of gates and no entry signs.


The hunting group said that this "incitement is illegal, and Maltese law states that trespassing is a crime."

The group urged anyone suffering any abuse to call the police and file a report, while urging prudence from those people suffering abuse. The group also urged the aforementioned ministers to take steps against this incitement and enforce the law regarding access to the countryside.

The issue of the access to Malta's countryside has long been an issue raised in the public sphere, especially given Malta's small size. As a separate example, the access passageway to Fomm it-Rih was in the news again recently after it had been temporarily blocked off.



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Posted by KSU - Kaccaturi San Ubertu on Tuesday, 23 February 2021
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