I’ve just returned from a wonderfully serene day in Gozo which, considering we had a two year old along for the ride, is saying a lot.
The verdant hills, the sparkling clear blue waters, all contributed to allow us to forget the horrid result of yesterday’s referendum. So imagine my shock on learning that without the Gozitan votes, spring hunting would have been banned in Malta! Talk about irony… Continue reading
I’m sitting here, in utter and total disbelief,
hoping against hope that I will be able to archive this post before publishing it.
It pains me beyond belief to learn that the majority of my countryfolk, those who bothered to vote that is, have chosen to defend an outdated
right practice that goes against the principles of conservation and sustainability in a world which is moving steadily to the brink. Continue reading
I’ve only just learnt about this extraordinary human being that was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, today being the 70th anniversary of his execution. This quote seemed particularly apt today.
Just over a week ago, I briefly wrote about why I would be voting NO in the upcoming referendum on spring hunting being held in Malta this weekend. Closer to the day and with the discussion and debates proliferating, I feel the time has come for me to be more eloquent on this matter. Continue reading
It’s about respect for the order of things, it’s about understanding that international law is there to be observed, it’s about not falling for fancy political rhetoric that doesn’t really tell the whole truth, it’s about the greater good, it’s about the common citizen standing up to a group of bullies and spineless politicians.
That’s why I’ll be voting NO in the upcoming Spring Hunting Referendum.