EU Commission asked Maltese authorities to stop illegal bird hunting:
"... In September 2009 the European Court of Justice ruled that spring hunting of quail and turtle doves in Malta was in breach of the EU Birds Directive, which only permits the practice under strict conditions that aim to conserve bird species.
The ruling came in response to a case by the European Commission against the country for failing to properly protect birds - a move that suspended spring hunting in 2008 and 2009 while the decision was under consideration.
But the country has since ignored the ban, a move that resulted in renewed legal action by the European Commission that remains unresolved."
Signed the petition..Thanks Nyack