Is there some sort of (free) fone to report to ?
All trapping and hunting is illegal at the moment. If you see anybody trapping or hunting in the countryside, it is important to contact the police as soon as possible, giving them the exact location of the incident and any information that may help them apprehend the culprit (eg car registration, description of the trapping site etc). The numbers to call are the ALE on 22942161 (or 2 or 3), or if you fail to get in touch with them, the Police Command Centre on 21224001. When making a report, ask for the badge number of the policeman/woman so that you can follow up on the reports later to find out what happened.
And if you do notice any illegalities in the countryside, please pass on your information to me as well as it allows us to monitor the situation as well.
Oops missed this one also. No did not have a reply as good as MWP's but basically of course it's the coppers you would be calling up.greeny wrote:Bird trapping / Bird shooting both fall under Hunting (alive/dead)
So do you have a reply?
As MWP says trapping is illegal in Spring (not sure if there are any exceptions for turtle dove and quail??) and as for hunting well you know the story well enough.
AFAIK this should be the last year that trapping is permitted in Autumn also, I think that Malta had a derogation up to end 2008 to allow establishment of a captive breeding program, beyond which no more trapping would be allowed.
I must admit that there a rather big decrease in bird-trapping activity around!
So the first step, write down these numbers on your mobile phones!