Day: September 8, 2019

Germany and the hunting terror

 

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Almost 385,000 hunters exist in Germany.
Actually, this is a wretched minority of 0,45% unofficial psychopaths with an official license to murder defenseless animals in the forest. The hunting law in Germany is an empowerment law and dates back to 1933. It authorizes hunters to seize foreign property.

First of all we have to make one thing clear: The aim of the hunt is the execution or the killing, possibly of the most beautiful animals as a personal trophy – and nothing else.

There are several hunting (murder) methods in Germany.
Person hunting, social hunting, pressure hunt, hunt, construction hunt … all equipped with dirty means to lure defenseless animals out of their homes with trained dogs or to make them easier victim for the hunter.
One of the cruelest hunting methods is the “sealing system” (Schliefanlagen).

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What is a sealing system?

The dogs are trained on live foxes, which are caught and caged for this purpose. The hunters thereby violate the Animal Welfare Act § 3 paragraph 7.

Of course, the hunter trains his dogs hidden from the public, with the purpose of finding the foxes in their burrows and more easily driving in front of the hunter or “killing” them directly in their burrows.

The hunter does not care about the fox. The foxes are locked up and get some food thrown into the cage so they do not starve.
Usually locals or strollers are aware of the fact that the foxes are crying out in the cages while attempting to escape. No construction, no hiding place or shelter. Nothing. Only the bare ground and the grid in mind that denies access to visible freedom.

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The purpose of these facilities is to train the dogs to drive the foxes out of their burrows and so the hunter can shoot them more easily. Or to teach the dogs to choke them in their burrow.

schliefanlage mit hund und fuchs_oHunting dogs are thus “trained”. Ask a hunter, he will claim that the foxes live a wonderful life in the sealing facilities... Such methods are legal in Germany!

 

Construction and function.

The dogs should learn to be able to hunt through the corridors of the burrow behind the foxes. Young foxes are preferred. They are still relatively inexperienced, relatively easy to catch in life traps and are not such a big threat to the dogs when fighting.
For this purpose is built an artificial structure with several aisles of concrete pipes or plates, which meet again and again in different places and converge.
About slider, lid and grid, the hunter decides how far the fox can escape and whether the dog should reach him or not.

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A fox is driven into the tube. The dog behind. In contrast to the real, own fox construction, the fox does not know these courses.
Besides, it does not know which courses are blocked and which are not. Hounded by the dog, the fox tries to escape and, logically, escapes in the direction to wich hunter forces him, with shotting off the corridors.

At first, the hunter usually takes care that the dog can not reach the fox. But that does not change the stress the fox is exposed to. In fear of death, he tries to escape. Not infrequently he suffers from a heart attack or shock. But what does that matter? Then he is killed or the dog may kill him for “reward”.
In the further hunting dog training a direct confrontation between dog and fox is wanted, whereby the hunter looks after his dog. If the dog has caught the fox safely, the hunter looks amused to how the fox is massacred by the dog. Should the fox succeed in fending off the dog, or is there even a risk of injury to the dog, the hunter naturally helps his dog to kill the fox.

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As of fall, sealing facilities are usually taken out of service. In winter, no hunter feels like training dogs. Foxes that are still in the plant are killed by the hunter or have to give their life to the last dog of the season.
No fox leaves such a Guantanamo alive. 

The video, although in German, still helps to get a look behind the fences and barracks

Paul Parin is a neurologist psychoanalyst and hunter himself. He wrote the book “The passion of the hunter” (Hamburg, 2003) where he speaks of the passion, the addiction, the hunting fever without shame and with cynicism: “Since my first hunting adventures I know: hunting opens up a space for crime to murder and for sexual desire , no matter when and where is hunted. … The real hunt can not be had without deliberate killing. Passionate hunters want to kill. Hunting without murder is a self-abolishing concept … And because it’s about passion, greed, lust – just a fever – this book is about sex and crime, about lust and crime of all kinds, about murder and sexual murder. “

ALF-HochsitzGermany, Lower Saxony: in 2019 13 such hunting facilities were destroyed (© Presseportal/Polizei)

 

Ladies and gentlemen, fortunately, we live in a democracy and we have freedom of expression. And my opinion is: hunters are terrorists, murderers and liars!

Best regards to all, Venus

New Zeland: we say “thank you”!

 

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Swimming with dolphins is the wish of many tourists and they are willing to pay a lot of money. Scientists have been criticizing dolphin swimming for a long time. To protect the dolphins, now New Zealand has banned swimming with dolphins. Not the profit may be in the foreground, but the animal welfare, so the government of New Zealand.

In the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, people were able to swim with the dolphins. With dire consequences, the number of dolphins visiting the bay has fallen 66% since 1999. Now tourists can only watch the dolphins from a distance. This is a great step on behalf of New Zealand to protect dolphins in the area.

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With boats, the tourists go to the dolphins swimming on the water. As soon as the dolphins arrive, the tourists jump into the water and try to stroke the dolphins and take a photo for the social networks. Often it is the nature lovers who visit New Zealand because of the beautiful landscape, but they are unaware that it is their actions that endanger nature. Because people who swim with dolphins disturb the sensitive animals and disturb their natural life.

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It was not until May 2019 that the New Zealand government published that the environment in New Zealand was in serious trouble. Every year more than two million tourists come to New Zealand. And in the Bay of Islands, tour operators offer dolphin-watching tours in nature. “Explore the Bay of Islands on a nature exploration cruise on the high-speed catamaran. Experience these intelligent and playful mammals in their natural habitat: “From 74 euros a tourist can book this four-hour tour.

Many people are unaware that swimming with dolphins in the sea disturbs their way of life and leads to behavioral changes. When people actively pursue and encourage dolphins to swim with them and spend time with them, it is called harassment.
Researchers at Newcastle University have already shown in a study that this thesis is well justified. For example, they were able to prove that the animals are tired and dull when people come to their habitats for dolphin swimming.

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“Swimming with dolphins may be sold as a life-affirming experience, but research shows it can be traumatic to marine mammals themselves,” the researchers said.

Since 1999, the local population of the Bay of Islands has decreased by 66% to a core group of only 19 dolphins, which are frequently visited by the Bay of Islands. Latest research shows a 75% calf mortality rate – the highest in New Zealand, internationally or in captivity, according to the New Zealand Department of the Environment on August 29, 2019. “The population of dolphins in the Bay of Islands can only be protected if everyone contributes to it contributes. ”

This is a great step for the sea animals in New Zealand. We hope that other parts of the world will take such steps and give the population of wildlife priority over profit.

All over the world, animals are exploited for tourism and this very industry is booming.
But things are going well, as popular protests are on the rise, and in June 2019, the captivity of whales and dolphins was banned in Canada. In Canada, a law has been passed that the dolphins and whales should no longer be captured to be mistreated for the enjoyment of visitors. And in Hawaii too, the government plans to introduce new laws prohibiting swimming with dolphins.

They were born to live freely and not to be mistreated for profit.

Below is a video from 2018 showing the popular activity that was banned now, thanks New Zealand!

https://netzfrauen.org/2019/09/08/newzealand-5

 

My comment: The supply regulates the demand, it is in the entertainment industry.

The tour organizers are not at all interested in the suffering of the animals, even if mass extinction happens, the entertainment mafia does not shy away from it.
The tourists are not informed under what dire circumstances and consequences the dolphins of nature are snatched away.
But there are a large number of them who, despite their information, are even less interested in animal suffering and are doing some kind of colonial tourism in exotic countries in recent years. Their main goal is to bring home selfies and rare docu photos with wild animals. They want more and more action and adventure, which usually happens at the expense of the animals.
We can save the suffering animals in the entertainment industry by sending pictures, videos and documentations to the tour operators and the relevant ministries. Of the mass alone, the change will not come.
In Germany there are only two dolphinariums left, in Nuremberg and in the zoo of Duisburg. However, there have been petitions on the Internet for some time now demanding that they be shut down and the dolphins released. Dolphinariums are also part of the dirty entertainment industry.
Only when the supply disappears, then the demand is gone.

My best reagards, Venus