ASP: German Bundestag approves legal Changes to the German hunting newspaper

28. September 2018 105






    Yesterday, the German Parliament has adopted Changes to the animal health act (TierGesG) and the Federal hunting act.

    The Changes are a response to the threat of African swine fever (ASP), and apply only to the case of Disease, such as the German hunting Association (DJV).

    The Federation had used so successfully for the hunting area holder can claim compensation, if the hunt by official measures in case of Disease is limited. Regardless of the acute disease to happen there are going to be in the future no General obligation for überjagende dogs.

    The Bundestag has adopted Amendments to the animal health act and the Federal hunting act (source: Deutscher Bundestag/Thomas Trutschel/

    Now to be adapted on the basis of the Changes of the animal health act swine fever regulation. In the associations in consultation with the DJV have taken a position, and emphasized that the trust and cooperation of the authorities with the hunting exercise legitimate in the case of the Disease was particularly important. The ratio should not be already damaged in the run-up by excessive measures by the veterinary authorities.

    Because of the high risk of carry-over in the case of suspected ASP of the hunter mountains of the carcass, no matter the circumstances, but only to secure and shall notify the competent authority. This had led to the DJV in the spring compared to the state Economics Ministry in a statement. Particularly suitable for the reporting of suspicious wild boar carcasses the animal Fund-cadastre: This had been adapted from the DJV, together with the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut for the reporting of ASP-cases, data could be entered via the App.

    Together with the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut of the DJV has already developed in the spring of 2018, a catalogue of Measures for prevention and case of Disease and published …

    The final vote in the Bundestag on the new animal health law and the new Federal law on hunting will take place on 19. October instead.