The Federation for Hunting and Conservation, FKNK has filed a judicial protest against the President of Birdlife Malta and against Birdlife’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Sultana.
FKNK President, Joseph Perici Calascione addressed the media on Tuesday saying that this judicial protest is one of the actions to be taken in order to safeguard the interests of its members and also the interests of all hunters in Malta and Gozo.
Perici Calasione said that the FKNK has to defend the 6,000 hunters who were issued a licence by the Gozo Ministry, which Birdlife Malta said that according to the environmental legislation the Gozo Minister has no legal right to issue this document.
Lasts week BirdLife Malta filed a new legal action in Court against the Maltese Government following the Judicial Protest and the Complaint filed in the past weeks in relation to the Prime Minister’s illegal decision to place hunting and trapping under the remit of the Minister for Gozo.
FKNK said that such action could have resulted in hunters being fined 10,000 or a sentence of two years in jail. The confederation also stated that it reserves the right to take legal action against Darryl Grima and Mark Sultana.