*Editor’s Note* This translated article was sent to me by a reader. The original article was written in Dutch and posted at Svensk Jakt. The article links to a video of which I have included below in the translated version where the link was located in the original article. The audio is not in English and some of the video is graphic and disturbing.

While we know little from this information about everything necessary to make a better determination of circumstances, science, data, etc., what we do see is troubling and certainly should give pause to wonder if the direction most of our fish and game departments, hounded by environmentalists for self-regulated ecosystems, is a very good way to continue.

Home / 2012 / Dutch natural experiment ended in disaster
Dutch natural experiment ended in disaster
September 20, 2012
Hunting Opponents advocates often that nature should be left alone, without hunting. The concept was tested during a period in Dutch nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen – with devastating consequences.

The German hunters union DJV reports on its website about the aftermath of the scandal that was revealed in the Dutch TV program Een Vandaag in March 2010.
The 5600 hectare [13,838 acres] fenced nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen, northeast of Amsterdam, consists largely of wetlands. With EU support, launched a few years ago the project was to let nature take care of itself, without hunting. The reserve including red deer, wild horses, and heck, livestock (cattle bred to recreate the wild Aurochs).

Sneak Filmed
Strains of these species had, after a good supply of food, grown sharply. But without a hunting written withdrawal was enough food to, and very much of the tribes went during the harsh winter starvation to meet. In the winter of 2010 took one TV crew into the nature reserve and secretly filmed the devastation: countless animal carcasses and greatly emaciated, apathetic and dying animals.
Here you can see the video element.

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Home / 2012 / Dutch natural experiment ended in disaster
Dutch natural experiment ended in disaster
September 20, 2012
Hunting Opponents advocates often that nature should be left alone, without hunting. The concept was tested during a period in Dutch nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen – with devastating consequences.

The German hunters union DJV reports on its website about the aftermath of the scandal that was revealed in the Dutch TV program Een Vandaag in March 2010.
The 5600 hectare fenced nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen, northeast of Amsterdam, consists largely of wetlands. With EU support, launched a few years ago the project was to let nature take care of itself, without hunting. The reserve including red deer, wild horses, and heck, livestock (cattle bred to recreate the wild Aurochs).

Sneak Filmed
Strains of these species had, after a good supply of food, grown sharply. But without a hunting written withdrawal was enough food to, and very much of the tribes went during the harsh winter starvation to meet. In the winter of 2010 took one TV crew into the nature reserve and secretly filmed the devastation: countless animal carcasses and greatly emaciated, apathetic and dying animals.
• Here you can see the video element.

Home / 2012 / Dutch natural experiment ended in disaster
Dutch natural experiment ended in disaster
September 20, 2012
Hunting Opponents advocates often that nature should be left alone, without hunting. The concept was tested during a period in Dutch nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen – with devastating consequences.

The German hunters union DJV reports on its website about the aftermath of the scandal that was revealed in the Dutch TV program Een Vandaag in March 2010.
The 5600 hectare fenced nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen, northeast of Amsterdam, consists largely of wetlands. With EU support, launched a few years ago the project was to let nature take care of itself, without hunting. The reserve including red deer, wild horses, and heck, livestock (cattle bred to recreate the wild Aurochs).

Sneak Filmed
Strains of these species had, after a good supply of food, grown sharply. But without a hunting written withdrawal was enough food to, and very much of the tribes went during the harsh winter starvation to meet. In the winter of 2010 took one TV crew into the nature reserve and secretly filmed the devastation: countless animal carcasses and greatly emaciated, apathetic and dying animals.
• Here you can see the video element.

75 percent died
TV reportage was enormously popular in the domestic debate and already a week later debated the issue of the Dutch Parliament. The governmental authority responsible for the nature reserve was estimated that about a quarter of animal strains died during winter 2009-2010, but later investigations showed that the correct figure was three-quarters – 75 percent.

“Animal suffering better than hunting”
In the debate that followed claimed among other representatives of Partij voor de Dieren – a dedicated animal rights party in 2006 came in the Dutch Parliament – to animal suffering, after all, still was better than hunting. An independent commission was appointed to investigate the matter and in November 2010 directed the sharp criticism of the experiment. The hunting free trial ended and since then shot each fall at least 30 percent of the deer population in Oostvaardersplassen.
- But it is still taboo to use the meat from the crown game that folds. It’s mostly old and sick animals being pushed, says Marlies Kolthof in Dutch Hunters Association, KNJV.
Created 2012-09-20 Modified 2012-09-20 Author: Martin Källberg Editor: Swedish Hunting

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