A video of a floundering decoy duck in the Reeuwijkse Plassen caused a stir last week. The animal can be seen trying to get out of the water, while being held on to a rope by a hunter in a boat. But is that so pathetic?
“Come by and I’ll explain it to you”, is the answer from hunter Heidi Looy (57) and her husband Wilco van Roon (50) from Reeuwijk. The couple has had a permit to hunt on the Reeuwijkse Plassen for years.
Among other things, on geese, pheasants and also on the wild duck. They use live decoy ducks. A method that seems cruel to animal lovers, as it turned out last week after Animal Rights distributed the video images from Reeuwijk.
Unethical and outdated
What exactly is the objection of Animal Rights? From August 15 to January 31, hunters are allowed to hunt the mallard duck. Not just like that: always after counting and with the aim of checking and preserving the game population. A ‘pleasure yacht’, according to Animal Rights. According to this organization, 100,000 ducks are killed every year, including 25,000 in South Holland, while the game population is declining. “Cruel and unnecessary.”
Below is the video from Animal Rights that caused a stir earlier this month. Story continues below the video.
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