Return to the hunters’ demonstration on September 18
On Saturday, September 18, an necessary demonstration by hunters and the agricultural world as a complete passed off in Mont de Marsan for the respect of traditions.
We had already exchanged with Jean-Paul Dupre, Vice-president of the Federation of hunters of the Gers and president of the affiliation for the protection of the standard searching of wooden pigeon with internet and rifle, the Paloumayres.
We return to him for suggestions on this occasion through which he participated.
Son of farmers, Gersois ceaselessly, hunter for the reason that age of 16, Jean-Paul Dupré hunts all sport with desire for migrants, quail, woodcock, wooden pigeons.
Take part in searching campaigns akin to deer, imposed by prefectural decree, and wild boar, aimed toward defending crops and decreasing visitors accidents brought on by wild boar.
Gers Diary: What have been the targets of this occasion?
Jean-Paul Dupré: The Gers hunters participated within the September 18 demonstration launched by the Landes hunters.
The first goal was to defend all of the parts of rurality and traditions, fishing, agriculture, livestock, gastronomy, regional languages, bullfighting, the Landes race, regional dances … every little thing it does the hyperlink in our campaigns.
The Esprit du Sud affiliation synthesizes this goal by the motto “Let’s reside our passions in our territories”
Gers Diary: How did this occasion occur?
Jean-Paul Dupre : It developed calmly, serenity and good humor regardless of the torrential rain that definitely disadvantaged us of some protesters.
There have been nonetheless 200 coaches and over 1000 gentle automobiles from Occitanie, New Aquitaine with many elected officers main the procession.
The parade gave some coloration to the Landes spreaders in uniform and the Landes waders.
The aim was to assemble 10,000 folks.
In keeping with the organizers there have been 20,000 and in line with the Police greater than 16,000.
Subsequently, it was an amazing success as a result of there have been many people, however above all due to the presence of many younger folks, which made an affect on me.
We now have the impression that the hunters are all folks of a sure age, whereas within the procession there have been many younger folks beneath 30 years of age accompanied by their associate and their kids carrying indicators “I would like to have the ability to hunt like daddy and daddy.”
Gers Diary: Have you ever already been capable of assess the results of this occasion?
Jean-Paul Dupré: The results are very constructive.
Different companies wish to be part of our group just like the circus world, zoos … all teams which might be threatened by animal assaults.
Concerning the claims of the hunters, the Ministry of the Setting rewrote the standard searching authorization orders that had been canceled by the State Council and put them up for public session.
We hope to seek out these decrees that consult with conventional searching.
Gers Diary: Because the searching season begins, what message would you wish to ship to your detractors?
Jean-Paul Dupré: I want to inform you that hunters perform useful actions for biodiversity one year a 12 months: they plant hedges, clear ponds, carry meals and water to wild species when it snows, when it’s sizzling …
J’aimerais que nos opposants cessent de parler de la chasse de façon caricaturele avec des affirmations mensongères et qu’ils viennent plutôt découvrir ce qu’est la chasse et nous aider dans toutes us actions de l’amélioration de l’environnement en faveur de The Biodiversity.
Photograph credit score: Gers Hunters Federation.
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