With an urgent provision, the President of the Milan TAR suspended the resolution of the Lombardy Regional Council which authorized the collection of the Song Thrush from 24 to 29 September only from a fixed position. Thrush hunting will therefore resume from 1 October, which this year became the date of the true general opening, a distortion hatched behind all Lombard migrantists who have seen themselves cheated of two weeks of hunting by Ispra. Moreover, in the appeal notified last Monday morning, the LAC confused the song with the Redwing, and the President of the TAR promptly followed the trail of the appeal, but whether it was confusion, simple typo or poor ornithological knowledge, it matters little: ordered the suspension of the resolution and consequently also the sampling of the song thrush envisaged therein. One would think that not the slightest attention has been paid to the contested provision, but only to the appeal, even taking the blatant blunders for good.
But we are convinced that this is an oversight of some chancellor bored by this ping pong of resolutions and appeals. What should worry most, however, is the motivation: hunting in September must be closed for "the need to protect the biological development of non-huntable species". So not only these species, which are not listed, should be protected, but they should not even be disturbed. On 20 October the provision will be discussed at the hearing, but by now it will be irrelevant. What is certain is that a serious intervention on ISPRA is urgently needed, because according to the Key Concept 2021 the Bottaccio would be easily hunted from 1 September and, then, the prescriptions are motivated with disturbance of other species and with the possibility of confusion with non-huntable species. The opinions of ISPRA for next season will give us the measure of the next government in the matter of hunting.
In the meantime, we hope that the Bottaccis, who have been patient until now, will not decide to migrate their own mass on 28 and 29 September. We re-launch our appeal for the umpteenth time: elected politicians do their duty as legislators but also as supervisors of bodies, of any kind, deputies to express opinions on hunting activity and even more so may the managers, too often succubus of their own subordinates. In short, that someone checks and you do not always come to have these surreal situations created ad hoc by anti-hunt public employees. National law 157/92 provides that the hunt begins on the third Sunday of September, the Key Concepts, which are nothing more than the data on migrations and fine reproduction of migratory birds, are respected by European Community tables, therefore Ispra must not invent other reasons to postpone the opening of the thrush until October 1st (source: FIDC).