Malta Bulletins 2001


Letter Campaign | Arrogant Intervention? | Nature Trust supports EU | Arrests for Import of Bird Skins | Malta Tourist Action | Temple Vandals are Terrorists | Concessions on Environment? | Temples, Birds and Tourists | Lucky Flamingo! | A Sad Story | Ruined Reputation | Italian Pressure | BirdLife Appeal | An Interesting Idea? | Bird-watch | 'Friends of Hunting' Confer | The Traitor | It Wasn't Me! | Trashing Brochures | Don't Boycott Us! | Empire Strikes Back! | Emphasise the Positive | Referendum on Hunting? | Complacency or Ignorance? | Complacency or Ignorance? | Futile Campaign? | Boycotting Malta | No Birds? | Birdtours shoots back | Pariah of Europe | Bird-brained (?) Hunters | Cruel Subculture | Compassion and Humanity | Animal Rights | Pillars of Hercules | Cowardly Behaviour | Illegal Bird Imports | !RAPTOR CAMP! | Sad Ramblers | NOT Forgotten | More Witnesses | Questions!?! | Positive Response | Osprey Hunt | Protest to PM | Sielmann Attack | Hunters Warnings | Tourists scared off? | Bird Imports | Rationing? | Habitat Conservation | Barbaric Behaviour | Press Censorship? | Foreign Advice | Heavy Fine | Hunters' Dictatorship | Lest We Forget | The Global Picture | Tourism hurt | Lino's Birds | Terrorism ... | ... and Patriotism | Turned Off | Christmas comes | Reflections | A Jarring Note | Christmas Goose | Swan Song | Callous Shooting I | Callous Shooting II | Callous Shooting III | Callous Shooting IV | Callous Shooting V | Vote-hunting | What a waste | Well said! | A Regular Toll | Harsh Penalty! | Bailed Out | No Deterrent | Rare(r) Geese | BNW | Malta's Shame | Negative Image | Editorial | Sanctuary | 40 Years BirdLife Malta | Wake Up! | NO! Minister | Danish National Bird | Holy reticence | Damning Evidence I | Damning Evidence II | Barbaric Killing | Where were the ALE?
Wake Up!


Letters to the Malta Independent, 26. January 2002

Wake up and put your foot down

How long will it take for the local authorities to wake up and find the guts to put their foot down to the shame being heaped upon all Maltese citizens due to the barbaric behaviour of a few trigger-happy cowboys?

Are the votes of a few selfish morons more important than the image, or should I say what is left of the image, of all Maltese citizens? Who will pay for the irreversible damage being caused to the name of Malta in the eyes of the whole world?

When will somebody be accountable for the non-stop abuse by the so-called hunters who completely disregard all laws and have no respect for anyone other than their macho egos? How brave one must be to kill such graceful, helpless creatures who are foolish enough to visit our shores!

We can only consider ourselves cowards for remaining idle and letting this barbaric act pass by as we have done on so many previous occasions. When we place our ballots in the next general election, maybe we should remember the swans and reflect on what will have changed by then.

Shame on all of us if we allow this situation to go on.

John Borg


Eurobirder/Proact-Malta David Conlin 2001