Day: February 10, 2019

Hunters in Germany: “we are doing something good”





During a pressure hunt in Kerschlach (Upper Bavaria), a pack of dogs followed a seriously wounded fox to a private estate.

Verletzter Fuchs pgThis fox was looking for shelter in the garden of Andreas Nemitz. He instructed, according to the owner of the garden, injuries to the lower abdomen, between the hind legs, on the head and on his lips. © Andreas Nemitz


“I’ve never experienced anything so terrible in my life,” said Nemitz, the owner of the private garden. Many readers were also shocked by the report.
Above all, the hunt for foxes is criticized as such. Almost annihilating for the hunter side was the response to the drive hunt at Kerschlach (Germany), reported by the newspaper

Florian Pfütze, chairman of the Hunting Association of the district, now contradicts the allegations. He says: “What happened there that’s all right”!!

Florian Pfütze, had justified this hunt so that the spread of the fox tapeworm should be fought. Readers, however, refer to studies that show that vaccine baits are much more effective. The allegations of the readers ranged from not keeping closed seasons to the desire to kill!

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Five or six hunting dogs were in Kerschlach, but they did not bark much – as is common with a pressure hunt. He doubts whether the Terriers used in Kerschlach were even suitable for their task as hunting dogs.

“A dog handler did not appear,” complains Nemitz. “Some residents expressed their astonishment and anger that they were uninformed about hunting in the village, so they could not make timely arrangements to protect their own pets.”

Nemitz has filed a complaint with the responsible prosecutor about the incident at the fox.

Pfütze does not want to leave it that way. “We are terribly sorry, but what the dogs have done is fine. They smelled a “sick” animal and wanted to relieve it of their suffering, “he says, although he knows he was not there.” The dogs were a well-rehearsed and “recognized pack, who knew what it does”!

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Whether the dogs hurt the fox first, or whether the fox had already been shot during the hunt, opinions differ. One thing is certain: Nemitz has filed a complaint.

However, it is clear to him that the topic is difficult for citizens. “I can understand that citizens see the hunt emotionally, but we are doing something good (!!!)” he says.
“The smaller, for example, a fox population, the less widespread diseases. It is a bit absurd that the people attribute lower intentions to hunters at all”!

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Comment by the “Action Alliance Fox”, a nationwide initiative of more than 60 animal and nature conservation organizations against the fox hunt”:

“The case of the fox, allegedly shot by hunters and then hunted by a pack of dogs in Kerschlach, documents for everyone what is the order of the day in the hunting season. If the little vixen had been set up in the forest and killed there – like many of his fellow human beings – nobody would have heard of it.
In the way the hunters play down this incident, their sentiment becomes clear: one does not regret that the fox was shot and terrified by the pack of dogs, completely uncontrolled and hounded and attacked outside the hunt-hunting area. One does not regret that he had to suffer and run in panic and great pain for his life, before he was finally killed.

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One only regrets that “outsiders should have witnessed the incident in Kerschlach”.
That was “unattractive”, but something “what happened there” was not illegal and “okay”. Here there is no compassion, insight or guilt consciousness;

The hunters are only concerned with their image. The action is not questioned, and as long as no “outsider” witness to what the hunters are doing, apparently nobody bothers them either.

Well, we find it – most probably the most empathetic people – absolutely not “in order” what was done to this fox, apart from the potential danger to local residents and pets. To claim that the hunters acted in the public interest, and to want to justify this massacre even with the fight against the fox tapeworm, can hardly be surpassed in impudence. On the contrary, scientific studies – such as a recent multi-year experiment in France – show that intensive hunting even promotes the spread of tapeworm (!).

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The claims of the hunters is ultimately just about to generate an alibi for the equally cruel and pointless hunt on the “loot rival” Fox – and distract from the true motives for the (hobby) hunting. Anyone who casts a glance into the big German hunting magazines, in which hunters proudly pose with their bloody prey, can guess what this really is all about.

No, the scandal is not that someone had to watch the cruel pictures in Kerschlach, but that they even exist.

The indignation over the incident shows at least that fewer and fewer people are willing to accept the pointless animal cruelty caused by hobby hunters speechless and idle.

My best regards, Venus

Spain: Petition – Ask the Ministry of Justice to Renew Animal Abuse Laws.



We ask the Ministry of Justice to renew the Animal Abuse Law to increase the sentence from 3 to 6 years and the fine from 900 to 1500 euros.
Increase the sentence for animal abuse in Spain!


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Petition Link –


Addressed to: Ministry of Justice

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A hung ‘Galgos’ hunting dog which is of no use to its owner.

Batterers can have three months and one day to one year in prison, as well as disqualifications to practice any profession related to animals. These penalties may be aggravated depending on the circumstances in the specific case; in these cases, the Penal Code provides penalties of up to one and a half years in prison.

That is why we are asking the Ministry of Justice to renew the Animal Abuse Law so that the sentence is increased from 3 to 6 years, and a fine of at least 900 to 1500 euros, as a dog, a cat, a horse or any animal is a living being, and its life should be valued as much as ours.

No animal should have to endure the wrath of a negligent human or of a person who enjoys the suffering of an innocent creature, which would never intentionally seek to cause pain.


England: ‘Sick’ Deerhunting Caught On Video. With Equine Flu Shutting Down National Horse Racing; Why Are Hunts Still Allowed To Use Horses ? !!;



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Deer hunt on Exmoor branded ‘sickening’ by campaigners

A video which appears to show a member of a hunt chasing a female deer has been released.

The League Against Cruel Sports recorded the footage in Exmoor, Somerset, in December.

It claimed the video showed an illegal hunt, and accused Devon and Somerset Stag Hounds of exploiting loopholes in the law to continue hunting.

The hunt said it was legally controlling herd numbers, as part of a conservation programme.

The Hunting Act has three exemptions which allow a hunt to take place, including research and observation.

But The League claims there is no data to support this defence, and branded it a “scam”.

Director of Campaigns, Chris Luffingham, said: “Hunting deer with dogs, chasing them for miles on end, shooting the exhausted animal, and then carving them up for trophies, can never be justified.

“At this time of year, many of the hinds being chased will be pregnant.”

It has tried to bring three cases to court over allegations of illegal hunting but all of them have collapsed.

Hunters say all research they gather is published online and covers the health of deer, transmission of diseases and population counts.

Guy Everard from the hunt said his group worked with the Exmoor and District Deer Management Group to control numbers.

The hunt has said they are legally controlling herd numbers, describing their actions as “a great force for conservation”.

The League said it had seen “no credible research” supporting the claims published in more than a decade.

Hunt protesters said they observed one of the hunts in Exmoor where a female deer – a hind – was pursued by two hounds at a time in a relay for several miles.


Posted 8th February, 2019

Author: Chloe Govindasamy – Public Affairs Intern

An animal welfare charity is calling for hunting activities across the Britain to cease in the face of the equine flu crisis which has led to a six-day shutdown of horse racing.

The League Against Cruel Sports is urging over 200 hunts to stop hunting immediately to prevent the spread of horse flu among both its horses and hounds and beyond. Many horses involved in racing also take part in hunting and this virulent disease spreads easily in horses and it can even jump across to the hunting hounds.

The horse flu crisis is suspected to have started after three horses were taken ill at trainer Donald McCain’s Backhouse stables in Cheshire, in an area that the local hunt frequents.

Cheshire has been in the headlines recently with seven fox kills by hunts reported in only the last six weeks. This has led to increasing scrutiny of the hunts, pressure on the police for better enforcement and questions being raised by local MPs in parliament.

Chris Luffingham, Director of Campaigns at the League Against Cruel Sports, said:

“There is a serious risk of horse flu spreading among both horses and hounds if they continue meeting up

“It would be grossly irresponsible of the hunts to ignore the precedent being set by the horse racing authorities.”

During the foot and mouth crisis in 2007, hunts were confined to stables and kennels.

There are currently 209 mounted hunts operating the UK – with 199 targeting foxes, ten targeting hares, three targeting red deer and two targeting roe deer.

Chris Luffingham said:

“It would be shameful and irresponsible if the hunts were to be out in the countryside this weekend given the risks.

“They should be putting the welfare of their horses and hounds before their cruel pleasure in chasing British wildlife for ‘sport’.” 


A League petition called ‘Stop the killing of animals by hunts in the UK’ attracted over 100,000 signatures and was handed into Downing Street in December.

League Against Cruel Sports President and naturalist and TV presenter Bill Oddie joined League CEO Andy Knott MBE for the hand-in.

Details of the League’s petition which is still open here:





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