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
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