PROACT MALTA BULLETINS 2001
'Friends of Hunting' Confer
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From The Malta Independent June 11, 2001

The Association of Friends of Traditional Hunting in the Mediterranean (AACT) has held a conference in Italy dealing with hunting issues and the EU.

The main theme of the meeting was the application and interpretation of an EU Directive on birds. Secretary of the Federation for Hunting & Conservation, Malta and vice-president of AACT, Lino Farrugia, addressed the conference.Hunters representatives and scientists from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Greece took part to try and work towards the correct interpretation of key words and phrases in the Birds directive. These findings can be presented to the EU Commission to avoid confusion whenever the directive is applied. Such a meeting was necessary as the commission has said it will not amend the directive and all parties have to work within existing guidelines. Following the conference, Mr Farrugia explained that the more he attends such meetings, the more he is convinced that if Malta becomes a member of the EU, the only way that Maltese hunters and trappers can retain their traditional sports will be through specific and documented pre-EU accession conditions and agreements.

EUROPEAN HUNTERS (AND SCIENTISTS!!!) CONFER IN ITALY ON HOW TO WIN BACK THEIR MURDEROUS RIGHTS

Eurobirder/Proact-Malta David Conlin 2001