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Press release - Saturday, 20 September 2014

CABS praises PM´s decision to close hunting season

Honey BuzzardHoney BuzzardThe Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) today welcomed the decision of the Maltese government to close the hunting season due to the large number of protected birds killed in the last days. “We raise our hats to the Prime minister for having the nerves to make this momentous decision. I am sure it was a tough call but the situation was really out of control in parts of the island.”, CABS president Heinz Schwarze said. “After months of empty rethoric coming from his Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Rights Dr Muscat has shown that he really means business”.

CABS said it hopes that this “milestone decision” will also lead to a change of thinking within the hunting organisations forcing them to strengthen their efforts to remove bad seeds out of their own ranks.

The NGO announced that its team will monitor the countryside with powerful spotting scopes to ensure that the ban is respected and to report all violations to the police.

Contact for photographic and video material and other information: CABS Press Officer Axel Hirschfeld, Telephone +356 99554442 or Email to CABS@komitee.de