Malta – Massacre on Migration (Episode 4)

Malta – Massacre on Migration (Episode 4)



Chris Packham and the BirdLife Malta Team were busy yesterday delivering illegally shot birds from all over Malta to a veterinary practice for examination and treatment.

The videoclip covers a non-migrating Kestrel, a locally-breeding Shearwater and a migrating Montagu’s Harrier.

The Harrier had bird shot lodged in the wing and body and with little chance for a recovery had to be euthanized.

Apparently 80% of the birds brought in to the center for treatment fall into this category and have to be put down.

Malta – Massacre on Migration (Episode 4)

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