In the past seven years, 12 dead lynx were found in Bavaria (Germany).
The number of unreported cases could be much higher. The perpetrators have not yet been identified. The Socialist Party of Germany (SPD) criticizes this fact and demands results.
Since 2011, 12 dead lynx have been found in Bavaria.
This is in response from the Interior Ministry to a request from the SPD in the state parliament.
The number of unreported cases could be 36.
According to this, six lynxes were killed by shooting or poisoning, and another six animals were found as stuffed trophies.
According to the ministry, five lynx were also killed in traffic accidents.
There are still no perpetrators (!!!)
The State Office for the Environment names another 14 cases in which wild lynx have been killed.
In none of the six proven killings, a perpetrator could be identified.
The police were able to find few investigative approaches in the cases despite securing and analyzing evidence, according to the authority.
Lynx poaching in Bayer, 2020: The case was dropped for lack of evidence (!!) © WWF
The SPD member Florian von Brunn criticizes this fact.
At the end of 2015, a dead lynx was found that was believed to have been strangled. It is also particularly strange that there is still no information about the findings of the investigation into two lynxes killed in the Cham district in 2015.
At that time there was a police search of a hunter’s house.
“We still don’t know what came out of the ammunition investigation” (Florian von Brunn)
The Bavarian Ministry of the Environment offered a reward of 10,000 euros for reports on the perpetrators.
The Federation of Nature Conservation in the Regen district demanded the creation of a special police unit against poaching in the Bavarian Forest.
The state of investigation regarding the killing of the lynx “Alus”, whose carcass was found in September 2017, is still unclear, complains Florian von Brunn.
The MP calls on the state government to strengthen the unit for environmental crime in the State Criminal Police Office.
But the Ministry of the Interior rejects this, the authority emphasizes that it has developed its own “action plan for police tasks in connection with the lynx” (!!!) and sent it to all Bavarian police headquarters with the stipulation that it should be adapted to regional conditions.
Habitat for lynx
A ministry spokesman told Bavarian Broadcasting: “The problem is not in the number of staff but in the difficulty of the cases.
The traces are not meaningful enough. ”
The answer from the Ministry of the Environment to another SPD request shows that there is currently no active resettlement of lynxes in Bavaria.
However, numerous forest areas are preserved as contiguous, uncut areas that are intended to serve as possible habitats for lynxes, such as the Bavarian Forest, the Upper Palatinate Forest, the greater Fichtelgebirge, … as well as the Alpine region.
With the “Management Plan Lynx in Bavaria”, the Ministry of the Environment, together with environmental and animal rights activists and the Bavarian State Hunting Association, have made sufficient arrangements to protect the lynx in Bavaria.
Lynx population unclear
Since his return to Bavaria’s forests, nobody knows exactly how many animals there are. The environmental committee in the Bavarian state parliament has therefore requested the state government by means of a report application to present specific figures on the lynx population in Bavaria.
The lynx is strictly protected. The Federal Nature Conservation Act provides for up to five years in prison for killing an animal.
And I mean…200 years ago the lynx was an integral part of German landscapes, but then its beautiful fur became its undoing – and hunters have always seen it as a hunting competitor.
The lynx had completely disappeared from the german local landscape for over 100 years. Through years of efforts and with the support of many animal rights activists, the lynxes are slowly returning to the German forests.
In fact, the reintroduction of these formerly native species almost happened by itself.
The animals just come over to us from next door and make themselves comfortable here, as long as they are not gunned down by wild foresters and hobby hunters who are crazy about shooting.
But the deaths of the 12 lynxes + the 36 of the last few years and the “undetected” murderers prove once again that hunters have nothing to fear if they kill protected animals illegally.
The same illegal killings also occur with the “protected” wolf.
The tiresome German legislation prevents the hunters from exterminating the wolf, which is the greatest wish of the hunters.
But until now there are 15 confirmed illegally shot wolves. The number of unreported cases is higher because even entire packs just disappear from the scene.
In Germany every year 5 million wild animals are shot, beaten, or cruelly killed in traps. Not all legal!
5 million animals every year – that’s 13,700 every day, 570 an hour, 10 animals a minute. Every 6 seconds an animal dies at the hands of a hunter.
In Germany, there is no nature reserve, no forest, no lake that is not subject to hunting.
Our remaining nature and the wild animals living in it have been degraded to a shooting range by a pitiful, criminal minority (0.45% of the population, 388,000 hobby hunters).
And then we have the impudence to condemn China’s new animal welfare list…
My best regards to all, Venus