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PROACT SUPPORT FOR THE LEGA PER L'ABOLIZIONE DELLA CACCIA [LAC]
At the end of September this year Proact was approached by the LAC for support against the decentralisation of certain legal powers from central to regional government in Italy. This proposal, to be put to the Italian parliament would, if implemented, totally negate the protection afforded by the European Union Bird Directive.
In a rapidly organised campaign the Proact Team and other concerned European citizens wrote numerous letters of protest to Premier Berlusconi and members of the Italian parliament. These letters are available in English and Italian.
Proact further supports continuing efforts by the LAC, and numerous other concerned Italian groups and individuals, to stop the annual flouting of Italian and European legislation by the mass killing and trapping of protected bird species. These are an ever-dwindling pan-European natural resource which must not be wiped out by an ignorant and vicious minority.
Proact will contest relentlessly such pointless, barbaric and archaic threats to birds and their habitats, whenever and wherever they occur in Europe. We have a duty to nature, society and future generations.
Proact Coordination www.proactnow.org
Berlin, 5 November 2001
and the following members of the Proact Team representing
AFRICA: Republic of South Africa AMERICA NORTH: Canada, USA AMERICA - CENTRAL and SOUTH: Argentina, Honduras, Mexico ASIA: India, Japan AUSTRALASIA: Australia, New Zealand EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
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