Category: Hunting

France: British mountain biker ‘shot dead by hunter’ in French Alps.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45855897

British mountain biker ‘shot dead by hunter‘ in French Alps

 

A British mountain biker has been shot by a hunter in the French Alps.

The man, 34, was killed by a stray bullet while riding in woodland near Montriond, close to the Swiss border.

He was biking on a popular mountain track when he was shot by a 22-year-old who was taken to hospital in severe shock.

The victim is believed to be the owner of a local restaurant in the small town of Les Gets – the Foreign Office says it is providing support to his family.

Witnesses said that he was cycling in thick woods but was wearing bright blue clothing that should have made him easily identifiable.

In the past three years, more than 20 people have died in hunting accidents in France.

On a local Facebook group people expressed horror and discussed how to prevent further incidents.

“This has to be stopped. Ban the chasse immediately,” one said, using the French term for hunting. “There are no excuses. People’s lives are shattered.”

But others said hunting is a “lifelong tradition” even if some people think it is “outdated and cruel” and called for safety measures such as restricting hunting to certain days.

An inquiry has been launched into the incident of “aggravated manslaughter,” French prosecutors said.

Legal mass murder of wild boars- Murderers cheer!

 

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In Brandenburg (a country in the northeast of Germany) hunters celebrate a bloody record: in the last hunting season, they shot 90,000 wild boars, more than ever before. Decisive reason for the mass shooting is the “tail premium”, which is awarded in most hunting circles. For each “tail” (hunter language for the chopped tail of a wild boar), the hunters receive from the responsible district administration a premium of up to 50 euros. In other federal states hunters report after the introduction of “tail premiums” record firing.

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The “reason” for the state support for the shooting of wild boar is the fear that the African swine fever could come to Germany!!!
For humans, the animal disease is completely harmless.
The raly reason for the mass murder is the concern about the economic factor “pork”. If the notifiable disease breaks out in a fattening stable, all animals kept there are killed immediately. Restricted areas would make the usual animal transport through half of Germany impossible. In addition, the export of pork from Germany would be regulated.
The German pig breeders fear billions in damage.

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However, mass killing of healthy animals will not prevent the spread of the disease, because the biggest risk factor is humans themselves.
An introduction by travelers, professional drivers or hunting tourists is much more likely. On shoes, clothes or vehicles, the resistant viruses can adhere. Especially risky is imported food, which is carelessly disposed of at rest areas. Enlightenment, better border controls and solid game protection fences at rest areas are therefore much more effective measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever than the criminal massacre (under the guise of prophylaxis) of thousands of perfectly healthy wildlife. That this happens anyway, and is financed with our taxpayers’ money, is due to the enormous influence of the hunting and the agricultural lobby on German politics.

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Source: animal public

My comment: First of all, I should make one thing clear: the German hunting law is an enabling act in the sense of 1933. It authorizes the hunters to take possession of foreign property. So, that comes from the “brown” times of Germany, and remains faithful to these times (with only a few unimportant changes).

They walk heavily armed in the woods and think they can do and leave what they want. And everyone’s opinion is intimidated by force of arms.

There is only excuse and no logical explanation for the murders they commit on innocent beings. And with their dirty propaganda (swine, plague, population, conservation …) try to gain the consent and tolerance of a society that – in its majority – considers hunters for sadistic murderers.

Hunter: You have long revealed your ugly face of mendacity.
Shoot yourself and your stupid fellow-travelers in politics.

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My best regards, Venus

 

England: Petition – Justice For The Badger Hung From Goalpost.

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As if there are not enough badgers being killed by a government that does not want to wake up to the reality of Bovine TB !

The vast majority of people in the UK love badgers and will do a lot to protect them.  They will find this disgusting.  Please sign.

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Petition Link:  https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-badger-cruelly-hanged-soccer-goalpost/

 

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PETITION TARGET: Essex Police

In a sickening act of cruelty, a badger was found hanged by the neck from a soccer goal crossbar in a school in Brentwood, Essex in the United Kingdom this week.

RSPCA investigators suspect the tortured animal was still alive at the time of hanging, as there was evidence of blood around its nose and mouth. We can only imagine the terror and suffering this poor animal went through as it was hoisted up to die in such a violent manner.

Whoever committed this horrific act — and displayed the victim’s body for all to see — is still walking the streets, and poses a threat to both animals and people. It is likely only a matter of time before they commit another brutal attack, and they must be found before this happens.

Sign this petition urging Essex Police to fully investigate this grisly crime, doing everything in their power to track down the person/s responsible and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

Anyone with information on this disturbing crime is encouraged to call the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for Trainee Inspector Bennett.

 

Check out some of our old posts on this issue of Badgers – UK Badger cull and China – shaving brushes:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/09/30/england-secret-filming-reveals-hidden-cruelty-of-licensed-badger-culls/  

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/09/24/england-police-now-threaten-animal-saviours-with-flying-drones-to-monitor-their-legal-activities/  

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/09/20/china-terrified-badgers-bludgeoned-for-paint-shaving-and-make-up-brushes/

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USA: Hunter Crushed when Bear He Shot Rolls On Top Of Him.

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Hunter Crushed when Bear He Shot Rolls On Top Of Him

Posted by Katie Valentine | October 3, 2018

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Over the weekend, two hunters in Alaska learned firsthand that big game hunting poses some serious safety risks.

Alaska’s Department of Public Safety reports that on Saturday, the pair were hunting near Carter Lake on the Kenai Peninsula, roughly 100 miles south of Anchorage. They spotted a black bear on a ridge above them and shot it. The injured bear then rolled down the slope and straight toward the men, dislodging rocks along the way.

DPS reports that one of the hunters, William McCormick, was struck by both the tumbling bear and a rock. The 28-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. McCormick’s 19-year-old hunting partner, Zachary Tennyson, managed to walk away from the ordeal unscathed.

The 200-pound bear was killed, according to state officials.

The hunters are both in the military and are currently stationed near Anchorage at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a base that is shared by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

At this time of year, bears in Alaska are preparing for hibernation and are therefore near their peak weight. Fully grown black bears reach up to 350 pounds, and grizzlies weigh up to 1,400 pounds.

This alarming incident highlights the very real risks that come along with big game hunting. Because of their size alone, bears are dangerous, as evidenced by the injuries caused to McCormick over the weekend. Bears are also known to become aggressive when provoked, and a human successfully outrunning or outclimbing one is practically unheard of.

In addition to presenting numerous safety hazards, bear hunting lacks practicality. Bear meat has a reputation for being unpalatable, and consuming undercooked bear meat can lead to a severe or fatal case of trichinosis. Therefore, it is rarely eaten, even by bear hunters.

The lesson? Leave the bears alone.

Italy: Finito the Sunday killing!!

 

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A public outcry was caused by the death of an 18-year-old from Apricale in the northern Italian region of Liguria, who had been traveling with his dog in a forest on Sunday. He was accidentally shot by a 29-year-old hunter looking for wild boars (STOL reported). The case caused outrage in Italy.

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In the past 10 years, 218 people were killed in hunting accidents and 807 others were injured.

Environment Minister Sergio Costa put pressure on the regions responsible for setting the hunting season and called for the suspension of Sunday as the day for hunting from next weekend.

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The former Minister of Tourism and Forza Italia MP, Michela Brambilla, urged the adoption of a bill prohibiting hunting, which already exists in Parliament.

Regardless of the many victims, the number of hunters since 2000 has dropped from 801,000 to 570,000. This is mainly due to the ever more expensive hunting licenses, reported experts, according to media reports.

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https://www.stol.it/Artikel/Chronik-im-Ueberblick/Chronik/Zu-viele-toedliche-Unfaelle-Italien-will-sonntags-Jagd-verbieten

My comment: Hopefully, Germany too is imitating the good example of its neighbors.
It may be a small step, but even small steps often have big effects.

My best regards, Venus

 

The hunt is unjustifiable!

 

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Basically, there is no need for specialist or detailed knowledge to realize that there is no justification for the hunt:

Given the environmental damage that PEOPLE cause – car traffic, climate change, marine pollution! – it is downright obscene to point your finger at the ANIMALS!

Also, the ecological balance in the habitat of animals has destroyed the HUMAN, which is why it is highly inconsistent and unfair to clean up this human-caused imbalance on the backs of ANIMALS!Nowhere in the civilized world do we solve problems by shooting. In the computer age and after we were on the moon, humane and smarter solutions should be found!

And: It does not take a deeply psychologically sharpened look to realize that hunters are NOT concerned with the ecological balance!

 

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(Translation: Venus, with best regards!)

https://tierrechte-kaplan.de/die-jagd-ist-nicht-zu-rechtfertigen/

Author: Helmut F. Kaplan, Austrian ethicist and philosopher.

Sea Shepherd: 1 million euros to end the murder!

 

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DURING the last 10 years a total of 7,744 small cetaceans of five different species (58,897 cetaceans of at least six species over the last 50 years) have lost their lives in the Faroe Islands grindadráp hunts.

Sea Shepherd UK, a marine conservation charity working to defend ocean wildlife and habitats, is offering a financial incentive to the Faroe Islands of One Million Euros in total over the next 10 years to bring to an end the grindadráp.

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The one million Euros will be payable over ten instalments of 100,000 Euros at the end of every calendar year for 10 years starting January 2019 with the first instalment of 100,000 Euros on the 1st January 2020.

All of the incentive payments must only be spent in the Faroe Islands (with documented proof provided to Sea Shepherd UK) on the following projects:

1. Promoting Eco-friendly tourism to the Faroe Islands

2. Establishing cooperative whale/dolphin watching businesses in small communities around the Faroe Islands

3. Provision of teaching materials or specialist lectures to Faroese children on Marine Conservation

4. Training to Faroese citizens in Marine Mammal Rescue techniques so that stranded cetaceans can be saved whenever possible

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Each yearly payment of 100,000 Euros will only be made if ZERO cetaceans are deliberately hunted and killed in the Faroe Islands throughout the entire preceding 12-month period. If during any year a cetacean is deliberately killed in the Faroe Islands, then the current and subsequent yearly payments will be cancelled.

“This offer has been made direct to the government of the Faroe Islands on the 25th September 2018,” said Sea Shepherd UK Chief Operations Officer, Robert Reed.

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http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-commentary/news/sea-shepherd-uk-offers-the-faroe-islands-an-incentive-of-1-million-euros-to-end-the-grindadrap-2018.html

My Comment: She Shepard was often classified as a terrorist organization!!
Because of their brave activism against Japanese fishing fleets, which had illegally killed whales in forbidden sea zones.
And these “terrorists” now give 1 million euros to stop the murder of these animals.
Not a house to buy and ten years holiday in Mallorca to do.
But to save a few thousand whales from the knife of the battles!
We hope it works.
Because for many, the intoxication of murder is stronger than money…

My best regards, Venus