Another two shot birds die from sustained injuries

A total of 17 casualties have resulted from this year's autumn hunting season.

Denise Grech
29 September 2017, 3:02pm
Last updated on 29 September 2017, 3:06pm
Approximately 1 protected bird has been shot every two days since autumn hunting season opened September 1.
Approximately 1 protected bird has been shot every two days since autumn hunting season opened September 1.
Another two shot protected birds have died as a result of the sustained gunshot injuries, Birdlife Malta reports.

Both birds, a Common Kestrel and a European Nightjar, were recovered by Birdlife Malta Wednesday.

Found at Mtarfa, the Common Kestrel was found shot with major injury to one of its wings, whereas the Nightjar was recovered from Birzebbuga with damage to its wing feathers.

 

17 casualties have come out of this year’s hunting season.

Birdlife Malta took to social media to insist that this is “just the tip of the iceberg, making it one of the worst autumn hunting seasons in the past recent years.”