Stop wild boar killing in Dutch Veluwe region


This 29 June 2015 from the Netherlands says about itself (translated):

Holiday time, en masse in early July the tourists come back to the Veluwe to look for wildlife …. but also en masse from July 1 hobby hunters will make the woods unsafe again with their firing at wild boar. The holiday feeling for the animals will be over then and they will become nocturnal animals instead of diurnal animals.

About 80% of healthy wild boar will be shot, so sows will again be ready for mating and will again get many piglets because nature wants to restore the equilibrium. It is very difficult for sows to give birth every year to a large litter of piglets and they are literally sucked dry by the piglets. The result is that the sows are skinny and lose much of their health resistance. This is clearly a form of animal abuse. Hobby hunters want only one thing and that’s shooting! They pay for it gladly and therefore they want their money’s worth. This method of control is very unnatural and inhumane. Animals are not TOYS so …. STOP THE HOBBY HUNTING!!!

Eight wild boar piglets, video


This video is about eight wild boar piglets looking for food in a forest in the Netherlands.

Michael de Vries made the video.

Deer, wild boar lives saved by new measures


This video from Belarus is called Red Deer. Roar. Fight.

Translated from conservation organisation Natuurmonumenten in the Netherlands:

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Along roads where the roadsides have been made wide and open, fewer collisions with wild animals will happen. These are the first encouraging results of measures taken by Natuurmonumenten.

Along two roads running through forests where many wild animals live, Natuurmonumenten made the roadsides more open last year. They are the Peeskesweg in the Bergherbos and the Sandbergweg in the Leuvenumse bossen (Veluwe region). Their verges are managed by Natuurmonumenten. Motorists now have a better view and will see game earlier, so they will be less surprised when the animals come out of the woods. Conversely, it is expected that the animals are now more alert because when they leave the forest they come first into an open space.

Fewer collisions

Along the Peeskesweg between 2010 and 2014 16 roe deer were hit (no red deer and wild boar live there). Along the Sandbergweg during the last three years, 13 wild boar, 12 roe deer and 11 red deer were hit. Since the measures, there have been two boar and one roe deer fatalities. If the number of wildlife collisions will remain low, then Natuurmonumenten will encourage road authorities, such as municipalities and provinces, to wherever possible, take the same measures.

Wild boar follows jogger, video


This video is from the Deelerwoud nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Jogger Frans Vriesendorp made the cellphone video. A wild boar followed him for six kilometer.

Maybe the boar used to be a pet?

Dutch Party for the Animals video


One of the political parties participating on 18 March 2015 in the elections in the Netherlands for provincial authorities and for water boards is the Party for the Animals.

This is a new video by them, uploaded on 2 February 2015.

It shows domestic pigs, kept in various ways. Featuring party leader Ms Marianne Thieme, and the slogan: For compassion; against cruelty. And the new butterfly-shaped party logo.

‘Don’t kill chickens, vaccinate them against bird flu’


This video says about itself:

FLU FACTORIES

1 January 2012

Crowding pigs into factory farms likely led to the emergence of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic. So far, millions of people have been infected and thousands have died. Learn the inside story on the origins of swine flu and ways we can help prevent flu pandemics in the future.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:

But now also a chicken business in Ter Aar turns out to be infected [by bird flu]. Again, tens of thousands of chickens will be killed. Is that really the best way to fight the disease?

Just this week it was announced that vaccination is possible. Dutch researchers are the first scientists who have succeeded in developing a vaccine that can be administered on a large scale. One of the researchers, Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics Erik Frijlink, explains that vaccination is a better way to prevent outbreaks of bird flu.

The vaccine has been developed on the basis of H5N1, but the technique is also applicable for H5N8, the ‘Hekendorp‘ virus.