Friday 09 November 2018 | 65

Greylag geese also in the viewfinder of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity!

Do you remember last year when Willy Schraen was angry with Nicolas Hulot's office? He was unsuccessful in obtaining the right to kill the Greylag goose – A protected species (this term seems complicated to understand) - as early as February! Hunters having "skinned" the former minister of Ecological Transition and Solidarity, guess what’s back on the agenda... It's up to us to put this bill back to the forefront!

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Maintaining the duration of the Greylag goose hunting season was, in terms of wildlife protection, the only point on which Nicolas Hulot then Minister of State had managed to hold out against the Hunting Federation and its lobby. In February 2018, like thugs, these hungry for blood hunters had vandalized a car of the gendarmerie by rolling it on its side during their demonstration!

The hunters are insistent, and the President of the Republic gives them every respect. The duration of the hunting season of the Greylag geese is challenged by a bill at the moment being drafted in the offices of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition.

The exemption from the Birds Directive, which allows the protection of migratory birds and therefore Greylag geese, is based on the argument that they would do damage to the environment. However, if this damage is proven ... not only are they mainly in the Netherlands but they mainly concern geese that do not pass through France, besides a large part are nonmigratory! In February, with this law, the Greylag geese will be hunted, while this was forbidden up until this time! 

The article begins as follows: "No one may hunt outside the periods of the opening of the hunt set by the authorities". If we understand correctly, to prevent people shooting geese out of the hunting season (this is called poaching), the department increases this period. Thus, these people shoot geese legally ... (and this is called regulation by hunting). Who is mocking who here? Birds have the greatest difficulty surviving nowadays, and migratory birds are not protected or anything! 

It should also be noted that at no time are these geese considered sentient individuals. Yet, they are particularly sensitive beings. The slaughter of an individual is not trivial! Couples are faithful and most often stay together for life, to the point that when one of the partners dies, the other can remain alone for years, or even never again find a mate... Even in flight, they remain close to one another. And when the female broods her eggs, it is her companion who takes care of her and protects her. If we offer him a treat, he will not eat it but give it to her!

This bill must not be voted in! And if that were the case, we will attack it immediately before the Council for the State.

Jessica Lefèvre-Grave
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In the subject

At last! The hunting season that never seems to end is over
The masquerade has lasted long enough! Stop underground hunting

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domino | Thursday 31 January 2019

C'est vraiment n'importe quoi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sagessedesforêts | Wednesday 23 January 2019

"Il est un acte plus grand que le fait de tuer, c'est celui de laisser la vie".
Chaque être humain, même le plus abject, possède tout au fond de lui un minimum d'humanité. J'en appelle à ce sentiment et à la conscience, chez les responsables des massacres d'animaux, que ce soit ceux qui les commettent, ceux qui les encouragent, ou ceux qui sont complices en ne disant rien, à regarder en face ce qu'ils engendrent pour la société entière. Car pratiquer le meurtre sur toute forme de vie engendre une propagation de la violence, et précipite peu à peu la société vers le chaos : tous les scientifiques, les philosophes, les psychologues honnêtes sont d'accords là-dessus. Nous sommes TOUS responsables de la société que nous voulons ! Messieurs-Dames les chasseurs, est-ce donc le monde que que vous souhaitez pour vos enfants bien-aimés : un monde de sang, de violence, et sans l'incomparable beauté des animaux et de la nature ?

petitange13 | Thursday 17 January 2019

totalement contre la chasse - c'est cruel et inutile une honte

Véro | Wednesday 16 January 2019

Ras le bol
La chasse devient un fléau
ils ont tout les droits tout les jours
dan l'orléanais c dimanche lundi plus les battues exceptionnelles on a la peur au ventre quand on veut se promener
Les animaux ont le droit d'etre libre et de vivre
merci de votre compréhension