Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Maltese Hunter


Oh, how the Maltese love to hunt!! This is a drawing I made the summer before last following an upclose & personal encounter with a group of hunters in a designated picnic area near Mellieha. 4 guys, dressed to kill, swept through our peaceful lunch spot randomly blasting stuff as they went! There are hunting 'shacks' dotted all over the island in the most unlikely places - 50 yards from Childrens play areas, right next to a bird reserve, inside picnic spots...

Malta is a natural refuge for many migratory birds, but for significant numbers, it becomes their last resting place. Herons, Owls, Raptors, Warblers, Sea birds of all descriptions... Nothing is sacred - That is all except the hunters traditional and seemingly divine right to annihilate...

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