In the Fürth forest near Nuremberg there was an increased number of accidental game due to dogs running free.
Hunters ask their owners to be on a leash.
Fürth / Nuremberg - More and more deer are victims of free-range dogs. These chase the deer through the forest and tear them apart. Or, the game has an accident while fleeing from the animals. According to
the Fürth fire brigade
pull two dead deer out of the canal in the Fürth Forest near Nuremberg * within a few days. According to city forester Martin Straussberger, the animals were probably chased through the forest by dogs without a leash until they finally fell into the canal and drowned there.
With cases like this one increasing lately, the town ranger is asking dog owners to keep their pets on a leash.
"Now many fawns are born who are completely at the mercy of poaching dogs," says Straussberger.
Mainly because at this time many wild animals are pregnant and the fawns have no chance against a dog that runs free.
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One of the forest's hunting tenants, Dieter Misch, sees it similarly. He is also aware that not every owner has their dog completely under control: "If the dog is not well trained, you can no longer whistle it back," he says. Although there is generally no leash requirement in Fürth *, it would still be advisable to keep the dog on a leash to protect the game. This would also protect against other dangers, such as running on a busy street or walking into people.
Hunting tenant Gerhard Janousch is also observing dogs running free in the Fürth forest more and more frequently and in all weathers *, as
reported by nordbayern.de
In the past few days he found five torn rows in his wooded area.
Just like his desperate hunting colleagues, he would like the dogs to run through the forest only on a leash.
However, according to him, most dog owners are rather uncomprehending on this topic.
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