The Coalition for the Abolition of Spring Hunting earlier today presented to the Electoral Commission a petition calling for a referendum to abolish spring hunting.
44,376 persons are endorsing the request that subsidiary legislation permitting spring hunting in Malta be struck off the statute book. Vetting carried out by the Coalition has identified that 40,351 of these are signatures of persons listed in the current edition of the Electoral Register.
This exceeds substantially the minimum number of signatures required by the Referenda Act for initiating the process leading to an abrogative referendum. In fact the minimum established is 10% of the number of registered voters, that is 33,418 signatures.
Thank You from the birds.