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Russia mulls total ban on game hunting
Russia may soon ban both amateur and professional hunting, only allowing indigenous peoples in remote regions and certified rangers to hunt.
MP Oleg Mikheyev of the center-left Fair Russia parliamentary party told reporters on Monday that he had entered a draft law on hunting for preliminary discussion.
Mikheyev expressed his belief that hunting is unnecessary and immoral, regardless of whether one sees it as a sport, a pastime or an industry. “What many people call hunting now is more of a cruel killing that has nothing in common with the ancient art of fair competition between a man and a beast,” Mikheyev said in a press interview.
The MP noted that modern hunters use helicopters and specially built towers, and that in Russia’s Far East region many animals are killed on an industrial scale, and their carcasses are smuggled to China where they are used in traditional medicines.
Mikheyev argued that fines for poaching cannot rectify the problem, as they are too small and cannot be increased due to corruption. He suggested a total ban on hunting, and the introduction of criminal penalties for poachers totaling up to 500,000 rubles ($16,000), or three to five years in prison; poaching is currently an administrative offense in Russia..
The bill also provides for some exceptions – hunting will be allowed for indigenous peoples of the Far North, Siberia and the Far East regions, but on the condition that hunters use only traditional weapons. Hunting quotas will also remain for forest rangers, but candidates will now be required to pass a psychological test to get a hunting permit.
“People who feel pleasure when they kill animals cannot be called normal. The procedure can help us in early detection of latent madmen and murderers,” Mikheyev told daily newspaper Izvestia.
Mikheyev also pointed to African countries, saying that nations like Zambia and Botswana did the right thing when they sacrificed income from safari tourism in order to safeguard endangered species.
Fair Russia will discuss the new bill next Monday; if approved, it will be submitted to the State Duma committee for natural resources and ecology.
Target: The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Zhantoro Satybaldiyev
Goal: Outlaw the brutal torture and killing of wolves at hunting festivals.
A two-day event that takes place in the town of Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan called the Salborun Festival is a celebration of the country’s best and most respected hunters. In addition to talented hunters, it also draws the region’s best hunting dogs and falcons. While most of the events at the festival celebrate the hunters and animals in a humane manner, one specific event referred to as “wolf baiting” has received negative attention for its barbaric ill-treatment of animals. Ask the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan to stop the torture and killing of live wolves at these festivals.
Wolf baiting is not representative of usual hunting methods, but rather is a symbolic celebration of dominance over hunted prey. In this event, a live wolf is tied to a post while a trained hunting dog or falcon attacks and maims it to death. Hundreds of onlooking hunters watch and cheer as the creature is torn to pieces or bleeds to death. In many cases, the wolf inflicts serious damage to the attack animals, and so recent events have introduced a bit that is placed in the victim’s mouth to reduce its ability to fight back. This further terrifies the creature, and it never survives the encounter.
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Personal site of the President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Yegor Borisov.
In Yakutia want kill 3000 wolves.
ХАБАРОВСК, 6 января. /Корр. ИТАР-ТАСС Борис Савельев/. С 15 января в Якутии начнётся трехмесячник по отстрелу волков. Охота на них будет продолжатся до тех пор, пока их численность не упадёт до оптимальнымх размеров. С такой инициативой выступил глава республики Егор Борисов. Об этом сообщили сегодня ИТАР-ТАСС в правительстве республики по итогам на проведенного в субботу совещания у главы Якутии.
“Население, как никогда, обеспокоено массовым “травежем” волками сельскохозяйственных животных по всем районам, включая центральные”, – подчеркнул Егоров.
Количество затравленных в 2012 году оленей составило, согласно статистике, 16 тыс 111 голов и возросло на 4,3 проц по сравнению с 2011 годом. Ущерб от потери каждого оленя составляет около 10 тыс руб. В минувшем году хищники нанесли оленеводам ущерб на сумму более 150 млн. руб. Кроме того, волки задрали 314 лошадей.
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The film by Andrei Tarkovsky “Stalker” hero leads people into a mysterious, like Chernobyl, area. There’s supposedly secret desires fulfilled. In response to the ridicule and disbelief satellites Stalker said: “The main thing – to believe.”The film based on the novel by the Strugatsky brothers, which has an epigraph from Robert Pen Warren:
“You have to make good out of evil, because it does not do more of what.”
Heroes of a new program – the people who will guide you through your area.Stalkers Freedom: Elena mudflows, a specialist eco-tourismElena mudflows – the only one in Belarus gadavalnitsa wolves and organizer of meetings with tourists. She lives with her husband and three children in Braslav. The whole family for almost a year is bathed in the lake, children admalku barefoot, eat mainly what is grown on the kitchen garden, collected in the forest and marshes, caught in the lakes. In nature they are learning and sincerity among all living beings, of which the wolves, the conviction of Helen, the most responsive to affection and love. Orphaned cubs whose mother killed the hunters, she is looking for home in the woods and grow. And then shows guests how to force her grateful feelings can fanged friends. Living with wolves – the personal sphere of freedom unique family mudflows.Mudflows Elena: “We have to believe not only wolves, and people””They could not even stay alive, to keep the dog, or rather, bitch Silva, who train them. It came to him in a small cage and spoiled. Their four was just then. And they all grew up in the pen. When releasing them for a walk , they are seen to me, rushed towards the hill in order to express his happiness. Condition the whole surge of emotions – it can be difficult. Well, then they should be just like that fell to the ground:(Wolf, “Lie down! Lie down!”)That’s how it should be put on the ground. And can you imagine that this one, with such a grin, he also wishes to grace. He also thinks that we should all live happily ever after. To do this, we have been given so much! We must make it simple to see.(The second wolf: “Oops! Oops And you’re here!”)And we believe that all things must be done sincerely. Otherwise they will not give a person happiness or satisfaction.As for those gray predators, which hung so much any gossip and stories, then we are already convinced of his loyalty and gratitude. And we need to trust them and believe not only wolves, and people need to believe. And then all around us and there are people who give us what we send them. I had had such a situation in your life when friends tried to convince me that there is a world of true friendship, there is no real relationship in families. But perhaps, I laid on the genetic level the belief that it is not. And I may try to teach, so to say, a life that is necessary, they say, be a little smarter, not all speak to her husband, friends, use someone for his purposes, but in vain. In me, probably, as in the wolf from birth laid sincere attitude, laid in childhood. Wolf from puppyhood grateful that his raised. And I do too.
Life gave me the opportunity to make sure that you can wait for that relationship and the people in which you believe. We would like our children to have this faith life opportunities. ”
Wolves in Moscow highway.