Germany / France: Hunting News From Venus.

(The second incident was in France)


A hunter was attacked by a boar on a trail hunt near Greifswald and seriously injured”.

During a trail hunt in the Greifswald area, a 50-year-old man was attacked by a boar after a gunshot and was seriously injured.

After the attack he plunged with his head into the lake where he was hunting and stayed there a few minutes with his head in the water.

He later died in the hospital, the animal escaped “.



Villagers expel hunters and save deer.”

A hobby hunter got an important lesson in a small-town Oise (France) when his hunt ended on a garden plot.

Sweaty wet, with a bloody tongue and trembling joints, a stately deer stands in the middle of the garden. Surrounded by barking hounds, he fears for his life, trembling. The hunter responsible for this situation is some distance away.

Although the animal is in firing position, he does not shoot. The reason: About thirty people have stood between the panic animal and the hunter. The deer was on the run from the hunter’s aggressive dogs, who had previously shot the animal in the forest and wanted to finally settle it in the garden.

But he had the bill made without the host, because the thirty inhabitants did not want to release the animal.
Finally, the mayor of the village came and persuade the hunter to leave.

That’s what I call civil courage, we all have to learn that too.

Because the good news is rarely brought by chance, as in the first case, but they are mostly results of our commitment, our courage.
In any case, these two messages have brought much greater relaxation in my body today than the relax training should bring out.

Or better formulated: who needs relax after such beautiful news …

My best regards to all





Petitions – Grizzly Bear Protection / Stop Palm Oil Forest Destruction.

Dear Mark,

In June the Trump administration took Yellowstone-area grizzly bears off the list of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. But there’s been a big problem with the legality of that decision that’s at last being addressed — and it could save these bears from dying in cruel, state-sponsored trophy hunts.

Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to act on this evidence and reverse its earlier decision to stop protecting grizzlies.

The Service is asking the public to weigh in on the legality of its delisting rule because of a recent case in the D.C. Court of Appeals. The D.C. court rightly voided a rule stripping protections from Great Lakes wolves because of the harm that rule would cause other recovering wolf populations. The flaws are identical to those in the grizzly bear rule.

Take a minute to tell the Service it can’t paper over these legal flaws and must restore protection to Yellowstone’s grizzlies. The comment period closes on Monday, Jan. 8 — so please send a letter today.

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Save Pristine Rainforest From Destructive Palm Oil Expansion

Target: Lukas Enembe, Governor of Papua

Goal: Save the rain forests of Papua by stopping the expansion of a destructive palm oil plantation.

A rare and untouched rainforest in Papua, Indonesia has seen an area the size of Washington, D.C. be destroyed to make room for a single palm oil plantation. In only three years, 77 square miles of forest have been cleared.

This deforestation has disastrous effects on our environment. Its CO2 emission equals the CO2 emission that over 2.1 million cars would release. In addition, the habitats of thousands of animals have been destroyed.

This rampant destruction should be put to an end immediately before the rest of this land is lost forever.

Sign the petition to demand that a permanent halt be placed on the expansion of this palm oil plantation. Protect what is left of Indonesia’s beautiful landscape.


Dear Governor Enembe,

In only three years, 77 square miles of Papua’s once untouched rainforest have been destroyed. This is the size of Washington, D.C. This causes an unimaginable amount of damage to the environment. CO2 emission has increased by the millions and habitats have been lost by the thousands.

What is left of Papua’s rainforest should be protected and preserved. This action begins with ending the expansion of the region’s palm oil plantations. Cherish what is left of your nation’s natural wonders. Don’t destroy it.


[Your Name Here]


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Look After Your Garden Birds This Winter.

Note this is from a UK site (regarding British garden birds) but can apply to many garden birds anywhere.



Good and happy Winter bird feeding advice from


Learn about your garden visitors (UK) –

(All photos are of British Garden Birds via Google search)


Look after your birds this winter

Over Winter, birds can sometimes struggle for food and resources due to frozen conditions. It’s always a good idea to give our feathered friends a helping hand in the colder months by keeping them well fed and hydrated, by leaving out some of their favourites and making sure they have plenty of drinking water.


Winter troubles: helping your garden birds

Winter can be a time a sheer hardship; a time, unlike periods of good harvest, when birds struggle to survive in the harsh realities of cold winter months; frost alone, causing ground to harden and become mostly inaccessible to many birds seeking grubs, caterpillars and worms, can be the tolling death knell for many a wild bird.

By providing an alternative source of sustenance in your gardens, many thousands of birds all around the UK will be helped throughout these incredibly tough times. A little helping hand, they say, goes a long way, and this applies more than anything to our garden birds.

It is a curious fact that our beloved Blue tit, in certain studies, was shown to have increased the time it spends searching for food in winter considerably; in fact, approximately 75% of daylight hours are spend in the search for food.

Handy winter tips for helping your garden birds

If there’s a consistent and regular supply of nutritious food in your garden, the birds will come. This rule generally applies for most key periods of the year, like the breeding season, but can be particularly relevant over winter.

Here are our top five winter tips to ensure your garden birds have the best chance of journeying through winter without harm.

  1. Use a good quality seed mix. These generally have less filler, such as cereal content, which many cheaper varieties contain, and are usually created to cater for a range of dietary requirements. 

  2. Since it is possible for the ground to harden due to frost, use live mealworms as an alternative to earthworms and caterpillars. This natural food is ideal for Blue tits, Robins, Blackbirds and a variety of finches.

  3. Use an instant-energy fix food such as suet balls, cakes and pellets. These are packed with nutritional goodness, and are often blended with peanuts, mealworm and fruit.

  4. Ensure your birds have plenty of available water in dishes and bird baths. During this time, the water may freeze so use a ping pong ball to prevent some freezing. The ping pong ball can move around in the wind, disturb the water, and prevent it from freezing.

  5. And finally, if you have any leftovers from Christmas, such as a few crumbs of cake, a bit of animal fat, cheese or pastry, these will go down a treat.

Look out for birds in the morning, and be mindful that this is an important time for feeding, as during the night birds attempt to replenish their lost energy and are often hungry in the morning. This is then followed in the evening by a flurry of feeding activity, as birds prepare for the long winter night ahead.