18 May 2000
UK songbirds caged for Maltese
THOUSANDS of British songbirds are being illegally trapped and sold to Malta, reports the Daily Express.
The newspaper says the black market trade is under investigation from the RSPCA.
The Maltese dote on small, colourful birds and favour British varieties for their melodic song, says the Express.
The Daily Express 18/05/2000 page 22