Day: October 5, 2021

Germany: Three wolves illegally shot down by criminals

Sep 29, 2021 –

In the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the police and public prosecutor’s office are investigating several wolves who have been killed.

As a spokesman for the Environment Ministry said on Wednesday, a predator carcass was found on Sunday in Western Pomerania and two dead wolves on Tuesday on the Elbe.

Initial investigations by veterinarians have shown that all three wolves died from gunshot wounds.
It is still unclear when this happened and where the animals came from. It is being investigated for a violation of the Federal Nature Conservation Act.
Wolves are strictly protected across the EU (!!!)

Two dead young wolves were last discovered on Tuesday on the banks of the Elbe.
Conservationists had informed the police.

The animals were examined by specialists from the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research. The full results of the investigation are not yet available, as the ministry spokesman said.
One now hopes to get to the perpetrators via traces that have been secured.

It is also unclear how long the animals swam in the Elbe and where they came from.
The third wolf carcass was found in a corn field on Sunday. According to previous knowledge, the animal had been shot a little long ago.
This area is not far from the border with Poland. Here, too, the investigations continued.

Wolf protection -Germany e.V. offers a reward of 4,000 euros for apprehending the perpetrators.

PETA sets a reward of 3000 euros for hints to convict the perpetrator (s)-also anonymously,wolf4578.html

And I mean…Since the wolf returned to Germany in 2000, a total of 64 animals have been killed illegally.

These are no longer isolated cases. Apparently there are criminal hunters and farmers who specifically hunt wolves.
This year, eleven wolves have already been shot illegally, and in 2020 there were officially a total of eight.

The number of unreported cases is certainly many times higher.
Without the perpetrators being identified once.
To put it more precisely: without any authority showing any great interest in capturing this pathetic criminal machos.

Hardly any of these cases could be resolved. The acts would still be treated as petty offenses.
In contrast to other countries, such as Italy, where wolf killers could be found, this has never been the case in Germany.

Not only wolves are affected, lynxes are also repeatedly found killed, as are a number of birds of prey.
Spongy statements about the protection of the wolves on the part of politicians (mostly also hunters) brood a favorable ground for criminals to commit vigilante justice in Wild- West- Manner.

Germany is still miles away from a good state of conservation for the wolf.
Germany is also miles away from fair punishments for illegally shooting down strictly protected animals.

It is not our wild animals that have to be banned from nature, but the hunters. And their stupid followers in politics immediately have to give up their posts.

My best regards to all, Venus

U.K: Gamekeeper caught trapping birds of prey

A gamekeeper has been caught trapping birds of prey on a pheasant shoot in Shropshire.
Two traps were found in mid-September in woodland near the village of Chelmarsh, just south of Bridgnorth.

Footage passed to the Hunt Saboteurs Association shows two homemade wooden traps, both baited with dead pheasants and located inside a pheasant release pen.

Shockingly, a buzzard was found trapped inside one of them, but luckily was released to freedom before the gamekeeper arrived.

The gamekeeper is then filmed entering the pen and checking on the traps. However, clearly noticing that his illegal activities have been found out, he quickly moves the traps and brushes the ground in a poor attempt to hide evidence.

The site was also littered with Fenn traps, snares and Larsen traps.

Bird of prey persecution goes hand in glove with the persecution of ‘gamebirds’.
Indeed, 67% of raptor crime convictions since 1990 were gamekeepers.

Earlier this year, the HSA revealed that a staggering 24 million pheasants and partridges were imported to the UK in 2020, making up around half of all the birds released to be shot.

Not only do these factory farmed birds suffer immensely, but so do the many other species targeted by the shooting industry including foxes, stoats, weasels, corvids and birds of prey.

The spokesperson for the Hunt Saboteurs Association, Lee Moon, said:

“Gamekeepers aim to create a wasteland where nothing else lives apart from the birds they breed to be shot. Any animal that may predate on gamebirds is considered fair game to be trapped and killed, whether it’s legal to or not.

The hideous badger cull has led to the death of thousands of innocent lives but one of the very few benefits is that more compassionate people are now out in the countryside exposing the vile practices that appear commonplace.

As more and more of these cruel acts are exposed then ordinary people turn against shooting, a cruel sport that leads to suffering and death for millions of animals and birds every year.”

And I mean…Once again fabulous work by the Sabs.

As we all know, most judges are hunters themselves, which increases the likelihood that the gamekeeper will pay a small fine or even be acquitted for lack of evidence, if the case goes to court at all.

But if there were 100,000 hunting saboteurs active instead of a hundred, then all the traps in the country would have long been empty and the hunters might have chosen football to pass their free time instead of barring animals and killing them.

Thanks guys, you are great!

My best regards to all, Venus