Letter to the President of Malta, 22. January 2002
"The barbaric behaviour of your citizens"
The President of Malta
Prof. Guido de Marco
Office of the President
Valetta CMR 02
Dear President Marco,
A crowd of onlookers had gathered to watch a rare sight in Malta's St Thomas's Bay: about ten large mute swans, gliding gracefully through the water. Until, that is, three hunters on a speedboat roared through the water and blasted the birds with shotguns, killing all but two.
Can you not understand how disgusted we feel about the barbaric behaviour of your citizens? Or do you simply not care?