Spring Hunting Referendum

27 Apr

Coalition against Spring Hunting welcomes closure of hunting season

The Coalition Against Spring Hunting has welcomed the decision by the Prime Minister to close the hunting season following the appalling events of today, when a shot kestrel fell into the playing field of St Edwards’ College. The Coalition condemned in no uncertain terms the insistence of some on carrying out such atrocious acts, and commends the PM for not hesitating...

24 Apr

Environment Coalition takes up position after referendum

The environmental Coalition Against Spring Hunting (CASH), which was formed 22 months ago to take action against spring hunting through a referendum, which culminated in the Coalition’s SHout NO campaign, came together during these last days to assess the results and determine the way forward. “The outcome of the referendum sent a clear message to all the stakeholders that the environmental...

17 Apr

Referendum – a victory for both

by Stanley Farrugia Randon Notwithstanding the two party leaders opportunistically said they will vote ‘Yes’ in the referendum to remove Spring Hunting, nearly half of the voting population voted ‘No’. The ‘Yes’ campaign was based on instigating fear that other hobbies will be next on the line to be removed. Unfortunately very few people understood the point that the referendum...

14 Apr

Now hear the better half

So again the countryside is to be overrun by an army of gun wielding bird stalkers who will continue to decimate endangered species till there are none left to kill. ...

03 Apr

Access by families to the Countryside: large majority against hunting on weekends and school holidays

Din l-Art Ħelwa’s ‘Save the Countryside’ survey (Part 2): Din l-Art Ħelwa’s ‘Save the Countryside’ campaign has conducted a survey of the Maltese population’s views on the Countryside in collaboration with MISCO International. Certain key results dealing with Hunting and Trapping were published last week. Other key results linked to Hunting and Trapping are the following: Importance of the Countryside for Maltese...

02 Apr

‘Rights of Spring’

There are many of us ashamed of this wish to kill and who cringe at the thought that the authorities can allow a practice that utterly disgraces our nation’s honour. ...

30 Mar

‘Where is Fred Flintstone?’ by George Camilleri

Fred Flintstone dons his animal skin coat, pecks Wilma on the cheek and picking up his spear trots off to kill supper. In the evening, Fred drags supper back to the cave for Wilma to cook. Back then, that was the only way he could feed his family since agriculture hadn’t been invented yet, so there was no plentiful supply...