Association Against Animal Factories (VgT) called the usual suspension practice in the hunt as illegal and criticized policy and authorities.
Pheasants are mainly exposed in eastern Austria, to serve as a living target for fun hunters a few weeks later.
This procedure is legitimized under the pretext of “stock support”.
Pheasants are thus exposed and shot down annually to preserve the natural resources? Alcohol was also in the game.
In Leitring a hunt took place last weekend. Weeks earlier – at the end of July – probably hundreds of pheasants were abandoned here.
The competent district hunter master and mayor Wolfgang Neubauer was despite repeated requests and demands not willing to call the suspension number, let alone justify this high number. Both written and oral communication, he denied several times.
David Richter from the VGT commented: “For weeks I was regularly in the morning and in the evening near the scene where there were an incredible number of pheasants, they do not know where to go, so they stay close to the place where they were exposed as children and where they get the fattening feed provided.
These animals are completely helpless and disoriented.
It makes me sad and furious to watch these tame abandoned animals just waiting to be frightened and shot down. Only very few will be able to survive the hunts. “
Even for those animals that are still alive after the end of the hunting season (31.12.), The chances of survival are poor. Natural death or perishing on the roads decimate the stocks – so far, shooting off large populations of pre-winter populations does not make sense.
“Unless things change, this torture practice will start all over again in July 2020!” complains David Richter.
Not a single egg laid!
The female pheasants are exposed in a few weeks and shot at the age of about 8 months. The pretext of exposure of pheasants is the support. But the animals are killed without having laid a single egg. So it is probably obvious that this legal legitimacy serves only as an excuse to live out the shooting fun!
David Richter himself was on a hunt on Nov. 3 to document how hunting for pheasants proceeds.
“Hunters go screaming and with sticks through the undergrowth, the hunting dogs run around freely, the startled animals try to escape, abandoned ducks and pheasants and rabbits are shot down and thrown into the accompanying trailer.
With it: plenty of beer bottles to increase the shooting fun.
I could hear and see a hunter shoot from a moving car.
An incredible number of shots were fired and, according to my estimate, 50 pheasants were shot dead. In the previous year there were about 5 hunting dates, which means that the next hunts will follow soon and I must continue watching the dying of these pitiful creatures. “
The VGT demands on behalf of most of the population the end of the arbitrary exposure and mass firing of pheasants. A petition to the state parliament is in progress.
My comment: We have to make that clear right from the beginning: the aim of the hunt is the execution. What are the real reasons for the action of the hunters? to kill.
Today, hunting is certainly a pure form of terror tolerated by our society: the terror of hunters against animals!
In the Stone Age, they went hunting, because they were dependent on it as a source of food. This is no longer the case today, so the argument no longer applies.
Anyone who always has to cling to past and traditions should think about enslavement and witch burning. Was it also earlier, but was not right then, it is not today and is abolished in a civilized society.
The hunters in Germany are a very, very small minority of 0.4% of the population.
Even pedophiles are even more common with 1%!!
The heavily armed execution unit thinks it could do and leave what it wants in the forest.
And everyone who disagrees is intimidated by force of arms.
These times are finally over!
There is no more green ideology, the arguments of the forest killers are out, the majority of the population wants the hunt dead and refuses to recognize animal cruelty and terror in the forest as the right of a miserable, puny minority.
You have long revealed your ugly face of mendacity.
Shoot yourself and your stupid lackeys in politics too.
My best regards to all, Venus