Posted: 12 Jul 2011 12:42 AM PDT
Maltese law courts yesterday sentenced a hunter to two years imprisonment and a â‚¬9,000 fine, and another to one year imprisonment and a â‚¬5000 fine, for the targeting of White Storks on the 18th May this year. All hunting licenses were permanently revoked for both individuals. Of a flock of 200 White Storks which first arrived in Malta, less than half were confirmed as leaving the island safely.
This is great news for migrating birds, lets hope that other hunters get the message. Far more skill is needed to shoot with a camera it's so much more rewarding.
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