Hunt­ing and trap­ping cases dealt with by Gozo law court

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Kevin Schem­bri Or­land

A num­ber of hunt­ing and trap­ping cases ap­peared be­fore the Goz­i­tan courts, and two have been de­cided.

62-year-old Em­manuel Camil­leri from Għa­jn­sielem was fined €3,000 and had his hunt­ing li­cence sus­pended for two years af­ter he ad­mit­ted to trap­ping pro­tected birds on the lim­its of Kerċem on 29 March this year.

He ad­mit­ted to us­ing non-reg­u­la­tion traps while also trap­ping with­out the proper li­cence.

Mag­is­trate Joe Mif­sud agreed that the fine be paid in monthly in­stal­ments of €100, and if these pay­ments are not made, then an ef­fec­tive prison sen­tence will be handed down.

In a sep­a­rate case, 28-year-old Sunny Camil­leri from Żeb­buġ, Gozo was or­dered to pay €1,000, his hunt­ing firearm con­fis­cated and his hunt­ing li­cence sus­pended for two years af­ter he ad­mit­ted to hunt­ing in the closed sea­son on 16 April, in the lim­its of Kerċem.

Cas­sar was brought be­fore the courts by the po­lice, along with 22year-old Alexan­der De­brin­cat from Għarb and 29-year-old Derek Fran­cis Xuereb from Żeb­buġ, Gozo, but these two were freed due to lack of ev­i­dence.

Mag­is­trate Joe Mif­sud praised BirdLife Malta and the FKNK for their com­mit­ment to en­sure that hunt­ing is prac­tised within the lim­its of the law, and that no il­le­gal­i­ties oc­cur.

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