Last week the Dutch House of Representatives approved a motion to remove both the brown hare and the rabbit from the “Wildlife List”.
This means that it would no longer be possible to hunt these species in the Netherlands in the future.
The Dutch Hunters Association criticizes the application as “unnecessary and legally unfeasible”.They say: Rabbits and brown hares would still be common and widespread in the Netherlands.
The “Partij voor de Dieren” (Party for Animal Welfare) recently tried to change the National Wildlife List in a parliamentary debate.
At the time, the party demanded that game species that are on the “Red List” be automatically removed from the list of huntable species.
Since a majority was not foreseeable at the time, the party withdrew its proposal.
Even then it was unclear whether a change in the “Wildlife List” could be legally enforced at all since the “Red List” has no legal status.
The hunters’ association claims that the animal welfare party had already tried in the past to abuse the corona crisis or the outbreak of bird flu for hunting bans.
In a renewed attempt to change the huntable species, the party was now successful.
With the support of the “Democrats 66”, the required majority for the “Partij voor de Dieren” proposal was now available.
The “Hunters` Association” accuses the “Democrats 66” of having cheated voters with the 180-degree turn shortly before the elections.
In December, the “D66” was still critical of the change to the “game list”.
As a result of the re-evaluation of the brown hare and rabbit on the basis of the updated “Red List” in 2020, both wild species were classified as “endangered”.
The hunters’ association does not want to accept the change in the game list without a fight and, if necessary, take it to the European Court of Justice (!!!)
And I mean... one thing in advance: The European Court of Justice will not work, they have other worries
They are particularly busy with the naughtiness of the Germans, as we reported yesterday.
And in this case, it’s about bigger “rabbits”!
We welcome the correct decision of the Dutch Parliament!
The great pleasure of the Dutch hunters (like all hunters), to shoot defenseless animals cowardly from ambush while looking for food, – although no one needs their flesh and skin to survive- is now over.
As murderous as they are, they will try to fight this morally very progressive decision of the Dutch parliament by all means.
But the days of hunter dominance in media, politics, and society are finally over.
There is no such thing as a hunter ideology, and the majority of society regards hunters as militant, harmful weirdos.
My best regards to all, Venus