Hunting: the government will present an action plan to improve safety

Hunting: the government will present an action plan to improve safety

The hunt has resumed and accidents have already been recorded. (© L’Orne Hebdo)

Hunting resumed a few weeks ago and with it accidents, which seems to multiply. This Tuesday, October 25, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Bérangère Couillard, toured the Marne: she revealed the outlines of a plan dedicated to hunting, which aims to improve the safety of this practice.

8 fatal accidents this year

The member of the government returned to hunting accidents, a hot topic in the hunting file.

“In 20 years the number of hunting accidents has decreased significantly, but there are still too many each year: 90 hunting accidents including 8 deaths. In 2 out of 10 cases, the victims are nature users,” she said in a tweet.

On the spot, the state secretary took part in the hunting license exam.

The government intends to improve the protection of pedestrians and the safety of hunters three points as Bérangère Couillard assured:

  • Hunter training
  • Harmonization of security and control measures
  • The balance of sharing space and information for pedestrians

Alcohol offence, first aid training…

Among the envisaged measures is the introduction of a alcohol offense and a half-day hunt is considered as indicated AFP in a tweet. In its briefing note, the Senate called for better first aid training and measures to do so better supervise the huntbut don’t ban it.

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Militant associations ask for generalization Firing angle 30°, as well as non-hunting days. Whether the government takes this into account in its action plan remains to be seen.

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