Friday, 15 May 2015

Political Correctness.

Having been away for a few days, until I catch up and get back into my birding stride, I'm filling the gap again with some more politics.

The post I published before leaving for London - Sign of the Times - touched on the annual spring massacre in Malta which rages on despite the country being a member of the EU which requires them to bide the laws laid out in the European Bird Directive which they blatantly don't. 

OK....So I don't need to be told there's more than Malta involved here, but read the next few lines, and as far as Malta and it's unfortunate birds which get in the line of fire are concerned you'll see the joke and wonder if any of this will make any difference to the 10,000 'funsters' who have already slaughtered thousands of birds this year so far, thanks to a national referendum that voted to allow them to do couldn't make it up.  

The Law of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds, is the EU’s oldest piece of nature legislation and one of the most important, creating a comprehensive scheme of protection for all wild bird species naturally occurring in the Union. It was adopted unanimously by the Members States in 1979 as a response to increasing concern about the declines in Europe's wild bird populations resulting from pollution, loss of habitats as well as unsustainable use. It was also in recognition that wild birds, many of which are migratory, are a shared heritage of the Member States and that their effective conservation required international co-operation.

But the RSPB are up on their feet again to tell us the European Commission is giving everyone the chance to have their say, and the RSPB need you to add your voice to thousands of others and Defend Nature.

Read all about it and join in the campaign Here  

Wot Birds2blog and no pics!!

Apparently there is an error in the link when you get to 'Add Your Voice' which reads....

The client and server don't support a common SSL protocol version or cipher suite. This is usually caused when the server needs SSLv3 support, which has been removed.

So much for trying to have your say and join the campaign!!

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