Police net young hunter seen chasing storks

@ronaldinu (12439)
Malta
September 27, 2008 1:16am CST
I was reading the article below in a local newspaper. Strict rules have been imposed on hunters in Malta recently due to EU regulations. Up to a few years ago, hunting laws were not strictly enforced. Due to the bird and other environmental groups lobby things seem gleam to the local hunters that have been accustomed to a shooting spree on whatever bird they like whether it is protected or not. "The police have so far arrested one man in connection with reports of rare black storks being shot but the young hunter may not be responsible for bringing down any of the birds. The police appear to have caught him in the nick of time after the suspected, in his 20s, abandoned his car (with the engine still running) in the middle of a country road in Zurrieq in order to chase the storks approaching overhead" Taken from the Times of Malta. Are the hunters in your area law abiding?
6 responses
@paid2write (5202)
27 Sep 08
Malta has been known for many years as being the only European country which did not restict shooting of birds. In the UK nearly all species of birds are protected. Sports shooting is allowed for pheasants and grouse, and for some common species of ducks and geese, but only within the shooting season, and it is strictly controlled. I think farmers are allowed to shoot pest species like woodpigeons and crows on their own land. We still have criminals who try to steal the eggs of rare birds from their nesting sites, but there are heavy penalties when they get caught.
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@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
27 Sep 08
Things are improving slowly. most of the Maltese hunters are law abiding but you find the odd cowboy who tries to defy the law.
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27 Sep 08
I'm sure most people do obey the law. There are always some who don't, in every country!
27 Sep 08
Hi ronaldinu, In the U.K we have banned most henting sports and banned crulty to animals but there people who still violating the law more so the the rich pople who goes fox hunting for their sport, the gorverment has banned it but the rich still do it, they should be in prison. Tamara
29 Sep 08
Hi ronaldinu, Many thanks for giving me best response, I do appreciate it very much. Cheers!!! Tamara
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
6 Oct 08
If caught hunting things you aren't supposed to I am sure they would be forceful to show others they mean business. My brother in laws hunt deer and fish alot but they always stay in the guidelines. My brother in law seen a guy fined $5,000 for breaking rules and regulations and hunting out of season.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
27 Sep 08
The laws on hunting, at least in my state, are very strict and they are on top of those who break the law. I am sure some are not caught but many other hunters will report those who break the law.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Where ever there are laws someone is going to think they can get away with breaking them. They figure that they are smart enough to not get caught especially when they are young. The black storks must be beautiful. It's a good thing that the police caught the young man before he was able to shoot the black storks. Don't learn safety rules simply by accident.
@mhrmasum (678)
• Bangladesh
27 Sep 08
yah hunters in my area also law abiding. But the police always look forward to catch them.