Germany: Stop the murder of foxes

As a leisure activity, hunters across Germany kill up to half a million foxes in the cruelest way every year – many of the animals are “only” shot or downright crushed and mutilated in traps.
Foxes are a living target for hunters; there is no reason for the massive hunting of predators, neither from a wildlife biological nor from a health point of view.

Politics must finally act and put an end to the senseless killing of useful animals.

Petition for a nationwide ban on fox hunting – sign it now!

(Text of online petition): Finally, recognize wildlife studies: forbid fox hunting

Dear ministers,

I was dismayed to learn that up to half a million foxes are killed nationwide every year, even though there is no understandable reason for the massive, widespread hunting of predators from a wildlife-biological point of view.

On the contrary, the facts speak for a ban on fox hunting.

I note with concern that hunters deliberately attach a bad image to foxes in order to be able to pursue their bloody hobby.
Foxes, however, are an important link in the cycle of nature. They also ensure the survival of their prey species by preying on weak and sick animals and thus immediately eliminating foci of disease.

Nevertheless, foxes are tracked nationwide and nationwide. Up to 500,000 of these animals are killed by hunters every year. Many of them are only shot at or downright crushed and mutilated in traps.

The reason for the hunt is usually given by hunting associations as the alleged endangerment of the populations of ground-breeding species such as partridge, lapwing, and skylark as well as young hares and common hamsters.

However, experts agree that the drastic decline in the population of affected species such as partridges or brown hares in recent decades can be attributed to industrialized agriculture and the associated loss of habitat.

In addition, hunters in Germany themselves kill more than 180,000 brown hares every year.
Foxes feed primarily on mice; per fox, there should be 3,000 to 5,000 mice per year.

In agriculture as well as in cities, mice and rats are fought with large amounts of poisonous substances that can pose a significant risk to all wild animals, but also to dogs and cats.
This is also catastrophic from an ecological point of view.

The fact that the hunt for foxes is unnecessary and rather counterproductive has long been shown in extensive scientific literature.
English scientists come to the conclusion that hunting foxes have no noticeable effect; rather, fox populations regulate themselves based on food availability and social structure.

According to Section 17 of the Animal Welfare Act, it is forbidden to kill or harm an animal without good cause. But this is exactly what happens when hunting foxes.

Against the background that animal protection has been anchored in the German Basic Law as a state protection goal since 2002 and is, therefore, to be regarded as a binding asset with constitutional status, I would like to ask you to ban fox hunting.

Foxes have not been killed in the Bavarian Forest National Park for many years. Fox hunting has also been banned in Luxembourg since 2015. The bottom line: no problems.

Please remove foxes from the list of huntable species or at least establish a year-round closed season.

(With best regards)

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And I mean…First of all, the German Hunting Act is an enabling act in the sense of 1933.
It empowers hunters to attack someone else’s property.

Reich’s hunter Göring founded an institute for hunting studies “in order to follow the instinctual inclinations of the unbreakable German man.”
(Original quote from the founding decree of 1936)

In most driven hunts, everything that comes before the rifle is already shot today.
The amendment to the Hunting Act now even enables hunting during the night, using night targeting technology and headlights.

According to the Veterinary Association for Animal Welfare, up to 70 percent of wild animals do not die immediately, especially during driven hunts, but suffer excruciating jaw, stomach, and barrel shots.

In nature, it is intended that every living being becomes food so that every species can survive. Those who have a lot of “predators” produce a lot of offspring in order to preserve their own species.
That is normal.

If this were not the case, an imbalance would arise. However, this balance is severely disturbed by hunting.
This means: the more foxes die as a result of hunting or accidents, the more their birth rate rises.

Conversely, falling mortality through social regulation mechanisms within fox populations leads to fewer offspring.

Via the training plants– torture chambers for foxes: offered legally and in excess on the Internet, including instructions for use.
The so-called burrow dogs are made sharp on the living foxes, whose task it will be to drive the foxes out of the burrow.

For the fox, after excruciating stress, fear of death, and serious injuries, the end result is always fatal.
Once earlier, once later.

The German animal protection law states:

§3. Section 7: It is forbidden to train or test an animal on another living animal.

Paragraph 8: It is forbidden to set an animal on another animal unless this is required by the principles of grazing-friendly hunting.

Usually, however, it is claimed by hunters that it is not practiced, after all, it is forbidden.
In Germany, murder, rape, speeding, and tax evasion are also prohibited.
But that doesn’t seem to be a reason that it doesn’t happen.

In order to understand that we are dealing with animal cruelty inherent in the system and that the NOT documented suffering during hunting is much, much worse, one really only has to add one and one.

The hunt is and remains murder.
Hunting does not belong to a civilized society and must be abolished.
We keep fighting

My best regards to all, Venus

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