Thankfully, the spring hunting season has been closed after yet another bird was shot. The latest bird shot fell in St Edwards College’s yard in Cottonera, still bleeding, during school break.
A few days before a Dutch boy was hit with shotgun pellets.
PM Joseph Muscat declared the spring hunting season over (only 3 days were left) in a tweet:
Despite sharp decline in illegalities, today’s hunting incident is inexcusable. I have decided to immediately close down the season -JM
— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) April 27, 2015
Reactions on Facebook and Twitter afterwards included the following:
— Rare Bird Alert (@RareBirdAlertUK) April 27, 2015