We need to abolish spring hunting, not a moratorium!

It is promising to see that FKNK has finally acknowledged the fact that the turtle dove is in risk of extinction, as environmental NGOs and AD have been saying for long.

However, putting a moratorium on turtle dove hunting is not enough. Spring hunting should be abolished once and for all, since killing birds on their way to breed does not comply with the principles of conservation.

In addition, PL’s and PN’s support for spring hunting regardless of scientific data goes to show the 2 parties’ preference for votes from the hunting lobby over the environmental protection they both promise.

Daniel Desira ADZ Spokesperson

A turtle dove at Simar Nature Reserve. Photo: Ray Galea

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