New controversy over Malta's bird slaughter

Karmenu Vella has unusual credentials for a man selected to be the next European commissioner for the environment. The 64-year-old politician is a long-serving member of Malta's Labour government, which is accused of direct involvement in the widespread slaughter of birdlife on the island – including many endangered species.

Last updated on 29 September 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Malta
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Species group: 
Birds