AD warns of bird-slaughtering nation
Alternattive Demokratika (AD) Chairperson Michael Briguglio reaffirmed his party’s position against spring hunting, adding that the other parties want malta to turn into a bird slaughtering nation.
Dr Briguglio was visiting the nature reserve in Xemxija, where he said that he is in favour if increasing enforcement. He mentioned the PL, FKNK agreement arguing that as an EU member state, Malta is obliged to adhere with the Birds Directive and such irresponsible behaviour by both PL and PN is unacceptable. He stated that, in parliament AD will make sure that the Birds Directive will be respected and will not allow spring hunting and trapping.
AD will also work towards the promotion of eco-tourism, incorporating bird watching which will serve as a boost for the tourism sector, Chairperson Briguglio said. Spring migration is a great opportunity for birdwatchers, particularly those interested in birds of prey, he said, adding that the PL and PN are contributing towards promoting Malta as a bird slaughtering nation thus deterring a number of prospective visitors.