Yesterday, October 19 one of our teams on Gozo observed a masked man who illegally set up a safety net for finches.
The police were called to the scene, but the suspect had enough time to collect six live decoys and flee as the police slowly approached the scene without even following the suspect.
The trapper has now been identified as our team has also been able to determine the license plate of his vehicle. Four more bird trappers were caught yesterday alone based on reports from the committee to the police.
Just a few days ago, the Maltese government agreed to repeal the controversial law on “bird trapping for scientific purposes” after the European Court of Justice initiated infringement proceedings against Malta for 2020.
But today the Valletta government has made another complete U-turn and announced that it will in fact allow more than 3,000 registered trappers to proceed with the so-called “Finch-Trapping Research Project“ – under the promise of strict enforcement and enforcement (!!!)
Here’s an impression of that promise! does it look like strict surveillance?
And I mean…Clear case of cooperation between the criminal and the police: they let him escape.
What is still missing is the explanation of the police officers for this complicity: Yes, the guy looks hard like a “researcher”!
My best regards to all, Venus