Tolga Temuge, Birdlife executive director, describes hunters and trappers as "a small group of people who seem to never be satisfied with what is given to them" (March 16).
What cheek! I rather think that description fits Birdlife much better.
The government this year has banned spring trapping of finches and further limited hunting.
Yet, Mr Temuge shows no shadow of recognition of this but arrogantly instructs the Maltese Prime Minister to give in to Birdlife's own interpretation of the derogation Malta obtained in its EU membership negotiations - an interpretation that Birdlife never bothered to publicise before the referendum. I am neither a hunter nor a trapper and wish that in the not-too-distant future these pastimes become memories of the past.
But to hell with fundamentalists on both sides!
Moderates, who treasure the rights of all, even of those in a minority, should no longer remain among the silent majority and come out in the open. We have so much to lose if we let the spirit of fundamentalism triumph in our midst.