So why did they trespass and dismantle the farmer’s traps?
Probably because the unregulated slaughter of migratory songbirds in places like Cyprus and Malta is a serious ecologic concern and threatening the survival of many bird species in Europe.
These birds are being slaughtered on a mass and unsustainable level, often for no reason at all, and the impact is being felt right across Europe with bird numbers dropping to record lows. These traps are also illegal but the police often wont do anything about them. Since governments and the police wont do anything to stop it happening sometimes it’s up to individuals to save these species. Because unless something is done then we will loose many of our native bird species. Poaching is not just restricted to the big, well-known animals and this destruction of songbirds is a serious problem that unfortunately not many people are aware of.
“There’s a lot of things I wanted to do and succeed in, but I fell down or stepped back or took a different course. I ain’t happy with myself, but I’m comfortable. I’m content. I have a dog and a place to live. I was homeless for 20 years. I used to sleep right here on these benches, and he lived outside with me. The place I moved into didn’t allow pets, but I wouldn’t live in a house without him, so they let me have him. He’s more than a dog; he’s my therapist. I wasn’t always a good boy. I couldn’t take responsibility for anything. Now I think about him. It’s only him and me. If I don’t come back home to feed him, he’s stuck in the house by himself. He’s my reason to come home.” “How old is he?” “Ten. We’re about the same age, we dress alike and we both have beards. We pretty much look alike.”
“Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so ’safe,’ and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure.” — Malcolm X