BirdLife Malta issued a press release in answer to the Federazzjoni Kaċċaturi Nassaba Konservazzjonisti (FKNK) stating that “there was a unanimous agreement at Ornis in favour the setting up of a Wildlife Crime Unit”.
BirdLife is insisting that the voting took place on 22nd August with a unanimous result. Present to this vote were Inspector Sheldon who is leading the Administrative Law Enforcement (ALE) and Superintendent Curmi from Gozo as well as FKNK members.
During the same meeting approval was also sought for the Committee to go ahead and send a letter to Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri for the need to set up a Wildlife Crime Unit.
BirdLife Malta is insisting that FKNK is making a U-turn following a number of protests from its members after the federation has approved the setting- up of the Wildlife Crime Unit because these protesting members want to continue to break the laws and shoot protected birds.