PROACT MALTA BULLETINS 2001
Foreign Advice
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From The Malta Independent November 28, 2001

Yet another foreigner with 'advice' on Maltese hunting

An Iain Robson, presumably hailing from Northumberland UK, has, yet again, more 'advice' for the Maltese government regarding the local traditions of hunting (TMI, 19 November), in his criticism of an FKNK (Federation for Hunting & Conservation, Malta) recent statement, by addressing me personally to the extent of using first name terms.

I am not acquainted with Iain Robson, and for all that matters do not care much to have such cognisance. I signed FKNK's statement in my official position of secretary of the federation, which statement, incidentally, was critical of yet other foreign interference, in that instant by a German national.

However, since Iain Robson decided to be personal in his reply, I will only state a personal experience. I have personally shot more heads of migratory game birds in a week in the UK, than I have shot in 30 years in Malta. Over 1,000,000 co-nationals of Iain Robson shoot down much higher numbers again in the UK throughout the entire year.

So, Iain Robson, maybe your comments should never have been directed further than your UK shoreline. But then again, you might not dare insult a fellow co-national.

Lino C. Farrugia


Birkirkara

LINO - I'VE SHOT MORE MIGRATING BIRDS IN UK - FERRUGIA, BITES BACK
ARE THE HUNTERS ARE GETTING THE WIND UP?

Eurobirder/Proact-Malta David Conlin 2001