21. 10. 2020
Finch trapping on Malta: Chaos and anarchy
Malta has allowed the trapping of European-wide protected finches with nets – under highly questionable circumstances: The trappers should release the animals immediately instead of keeping them - as usual - as cage birds. Enforcement of this absurd regulation is not in sight and it’s already apparent that many trappers do not follow the laws. Thus CABS has found that 69 sites were already active even before the start of the season. At the same time, 16 criminal proceedings against convicted bird poachers threaten to become time-barred.
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