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Shooting down the law: animal rights activists threaten with Referendum

At the beginning of this order: The Federal Council to submit a draft for the adaptation of the hunting act "for the purpose of conservation of wolf population

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Shooting down the law: animal rights activists threaten with Referendum

At the beginning of this order: The Federal Council to submit a draft for the adaptation of the hunting act "for the purpose of conservation of wolf populations", demanded of the Grisons, the Swiss Council of States Stefan Engler in a Motion. The was 2014.

Today, a grown-up five years later, the claim of the CVP-politician, a heavy revision of the law. Next week, the national Council is located on the regulation of endangered species such as the Wolf, lynx or beaver. The current hunting and the protection of the law was a compromise between protection, regulation, and hunting, accounted for the environmental associations. From the planned changes a "shooting down the law is clear now, however,". The national Council is not "improve the template," take the associations of the Referendum.

"quick shots" fears

In Public, yet hardly another planned innovation is considered in the framework of the audit: Decide to cantonal authorities, hunted animals such as wild pigs or the cormorants during the shot time, spectacularly, to Association may, in the future, not, however, take recourse. So it calls the bourgeois majority of the pre-Advisory environment Commission of the national Council. To decide, from your point of view, in particular, in the agricultural losses, about deer fruit would cause damage to crops. "Until the appeal is done, destroyed the fruits of culture," says the Valais, national councillor Franz groups (SVP). "You have to act immediately."

Protected animals such as the Wolf, the restriction would not affect.

The Plan is controversial. "We fear that there will be more quick shots, and this become the rule," says Sara Wehrli, Pro Natura . In 2018, for example, the Canton court Freiburg was the name of a complaint by the environmental organization, which had been directed against shooting permits for wild pigs and deer during the closed season. How many such cases there have been in recent years, was not yesterday. In any case, such appeals in the future would no longer be possible. Although the restriction wasn't the subject of particularly sensitive cases of protected species such as the Wolf. Wehrli, Pro Natura feared, however, a "salami tactic" of the Parliament.

allegation of "systematic prevention policy"

in the past, bourgeois circles attempted, the Association have a right of appeal to limit, with that of the FDP-exponent launched a popular initiative that wanted to exclude this right only if Decisions of the people, or by parliaments. Trigger a complaint procedure against the planned Hardturm stadium in Zurich. The voting public rejected the request in 2008 with a two-thirds majority.

"a systematic prevention policy", as then the environmental organisations accused of, is now in the bourgeois camp. No longer is emphasized rather the "large administrative burden", the wegfalle, if a launch has formally and complaint must be published.

Only the Federal government as a corrective

Should enforce the Civil, remains as a possible corrective to the Federal office for the environment (FOEN). Would the role of the professionals of the environment Minister Simonetta Sommaruga (SP) your Supervision, therefore, increasingly aware of the? The FOEN maintains the cantons besprächen already today, often the planned kills, before you have. The FOEN may act in an Advisory capacity. In addition, it is examining all of the published cantonal rulings, says a spokeswoman. "In the future will remain so."

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 25.04.2019, 21:04 Uhr

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