Malta's 'barbaric' finch traps ruled illegal by EU court

Malta has broken EU law by allowing the hunting and trapping of several finch species, the European court has ruled.

The Mediterranean island will face potentially substantial fines unless it ends a derogation it introduced in 2014 allowing the songbirds to be captured

The Guardian

Last updated on 07 February 2019

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Malta
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Agriculture and hunting
Illegal trade
Recreational activities