Spring Hunting Referendum

26 Aug

The Data Protection Act cannot be used to hinder NGOs right to freedom of expression

Press Release 26 August 2014 Din l-Art Helwa expresses its concern about the recent decision by the office of the Data Protection Commissioner, as reported in the press, to charge Birdlife Malta with an alleged breach of the Data Protection Act in connection with a series of films by a British journalist during the 2014 Spring hunting season. The Data Protection Act cannot be...

15 Aug

Extending hunting hours limits enjoyment of countryside and nature for families

Press Release 15th August 2014 Din l-Art Helwa is concerned by the government’s decision to again allow hunting until 7 pm in September, removing the 3 pm hunting curfew which was intended to protect migrating birds of prey during this period. Apart from the increased threat to migrating birds, extending the hunting hours limits the enjoyment of the countryside and nature...

16 Jun

‘The environment is not a minority interest’, by Petra Caruana Dingli

I hope that the debate about the spring hunting referendum does not descend into a sideshow about the definition of minorities, or into an absurd discussion in parliament about the unassailable human right to have a hobby, play bocci, go sailing or own a horse. Let’s not miss the wood for the trees. The referendum is about spring hunting, which is...

27 Dec

Where is Fred Flintstone, by George Camilleri

Fred Flintstone shrugs on his animal skin coat, grabs some breakfast, 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 up. Back then, that was the only way he could feed his family since agriculture hadn’t been invented yet, so...

10 Aug

Coalition for the Abolition of Spring Hunting (CASH) – Media Briefing

A Media briefing by the Coalition for the Abolition of Spring Hunting was held at Buskett on 10th August 2013 Who is in the Coalition for the Abolition of Spring Hunting? The coalition is made up of twelve organisations who have agreed to work together to bring an end to spring hunting on the Maltese islands. The organisations are: Ramblers Association of...

29 Jul

SIGN UP TO ABOLISH SPRING HUNTING

29 July 2013 Thank you for your interest in the Anti Spring Hunting campaign. Din l-Art Helwa is one of twelve organizations that will be working towards the abolition of hunting in the spring, the time when birds of passage, namely quail and turtledove, are returning to Europe to reproduce.  These two species are on the European Conservation List and are therefore...