The letter from a hunter who has hung his gun “on the nail”. Forever!!




It follows the letter of a hunter, in which he explains his reasons, why he has hung up “the gun on the nail”!

After 12 years I finally got up the courage to quit the hunting community. During this time, I could fully recognize the mentality of today’s hunter. I also had the opportunity to work with several hunting associations, so the remarks below do not apply to a small circle of hunters – in which I was a member – but I dare say that the hunter mentality is more or less the same everywhere is.

Why should not one become a hunter?

1.The claim that hunters are environmentalists or ecologists is ridiculous, as is the claim that hunters spend many volunteer hours in the hunting district for the benefit of wildlife, animals and the environment.

Everything the hunter does in the hunting district is directly or indirectly linked to hunting = “harvesting”, shooting or social gathering. By the way: The so-called environmental protection works consist largely of the construction or preservation of the hunters’ projects – which are where they are, anyway a disturbing element – or for food preparation, which is in most cases only a lure for the wild animals; the feeders for animals in the forest are surrounded by high seats (podiums in the forest, where hunters shoot at the animals while sitting). The various cleaning actions in the forest and the corridor are only sand in the eyes of the general public – and of course pure hunter propaganda. The hunters with their high seats, vehicles and their presence are the biggest natural pests among all earthlings!


2.Even more ridiculous is the assertion that the hunt, in the first place, cares for the wild animals and shooting is just one of their activities. The aim of the hunt is the execution or killing, possibly the most beautiful animals as a personal trophy – and nothing else.

3. Do not believe that hunting is a Samaritan service to sick, injured or distressed animals. For the situations in which the hunters could act as Samaritans, you do not need hunters (in Germany: about 360 000) with the shotgun, but only a few professionally trained people who have a right attitude to the animals.

I assert that no act of success in blood can be honorable-least of all hunting, where the animal as a victim is helpless and vulnerable to the hunter.

4. The hunter world is much worse than you can imagine. You will not become a true hunter with the completion of the course and the exam, BUT:

– If you only see the animal as a thing and then, when you have killed it, it brings prestige to other people, raises your self-esteem and causes envy of colleagues.

– If you are willing to neglect your family, work responsibilities and yourself because of the hunt.

– When slander, hypocrisy, and alcohol the only strength is for you, or at least not strange is to you.

If the pain and agony of the animals do not touch you anymore.



Leaving the hunting society was a great relief for me, and I believe that there are many hunters who accidentally go into this “organization”: on the recommendation of friends – hunters, like me, for example – or family tradition.

If you are still a hunter, then consider it: If you want to be animal and nature lovers, as most hunters like to claim for themselves, then you can be it – but please without a gun!

My intention is not to convince the jaded hunters of their error. From experience, I know that this is hardly possible, because hunting is paramount in their lives – and I have often had an opportunity to see what these people in the green uniform are ready for.

I appeal to those who flirt with the “green” brotherhood. I assure you from my experience: If you doubt a little more whether the hunt is really the right thing for you, then you have no business in hunting. Because then you are – thank God – not brutal enough for the soulless hunters! “

Translation from the blog ”” from Venus with best regards to all.

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