PL, FKNK to work together on revision of hunting laws within EU context

The Labour Party and the FKNK hunters’ federation in a joint statement today said that should Labour be elected to government, they will work together on a revision of laws, regulations and policies to remove grey areas. The review will be carried out in the context of European Union law and it will ensure, among other things, that there will be fixed dates for the spring and winter hunting seasons.

The two sides said that after a series of talks, they had also agreed that should Labour be elected, the Ornis committee would be given its due importance in decision-making.

There would be correct application of a derogation for hunters and trappers to be given the just satisfaction expected in the light of the decision of the European Court of Justice on spring hunting. There would also be no additional payment for special hunting licenses.

A derogation would also be properly applied with regard to the trapping of song birds and other birds as specified by regulations.

A plan would be drawn up for the hunters and trappers to assist in strengthening biodiversity.

More serious action would be taken on law enforcement and illegalities would not be tolerated. The FKNK was committing itself to help in this process.



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