The Greens have always taken a clear stand against spring hunting.
Unfortunately the former government led by the PN was more interested in boot-licking the hunters then in applying bird protection legislation. It fact it engaged the hunters as a consultant paying them in the process thousands of euros in taxpayers’ monies.
The current Labour led government is more interested in seeking loopholes to permit hunting to go on and on.
There is only one option left to abolish spring hunting as the political parties represented in parliament will not ease their boot-licking ways.
Spring Hunting can be abolished with your vote by calling a referendum with the specific objective of deleting legislation which permits spring hunting. This can be done through the use of legislation (abrogative referendum) introduced in the 90s but never utilised.
With this in mind Alternattiva Demokratika, the Green Party in Malta calls on all like-minded organisations to join it in setting up a Coalition to Abolish Spring Hunting. This coalition once set up will plot the way forward, identifying the best way forward with one aim: abolishing spring hunting once and for all.