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    Germany’s 'first wild bison in 250 years’ shot by authorities

    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced on Friday that it is filing charges against an official in eastern Germany who ordered hunters to shoot a bison he claimed was a danger to the public. The conservationists say it was the first wild bison seen in Germany in two and a half centuries.


    "Giving permission to shoot a strongly protected animal without a clear potential threat is a criminal offence,” Chris Heinrich, a WWF board member said in a statement which explained why they decided to file charges against the head of a public order office in Brandenburg.


    “After more than 250 years a wild bison had been spotted again in Germany and all the authorities could think to do is shoot it.”


    A man had spotted the European bison next to the river Oder near the town of Lebus on Wednesday and alerted the authorities, according to police.


    The head of the local public order office decided that the bison needed to be killed in order to protect the population and instructed two local hunters to kill the beast on Thursday.


    According to Polish authorities, the animal was probably a bull which had been running around the Ujście Warty National Park on the German-Polish border for some time before wandering into the Bundesrepublik.


    The European bison is Europe’s largest land mammal and has not been seen in the wild in Germany for over 250 years. They are considered “vulnerable” by conservation bodies internationally and are on the list of Germany’s “strongly protected animals”.


    The bison are not known to be dangerous, Brandenburg's Environment Minister Jörg Vogelsänger told Der Tagesspiegel. If they were, then “half of Poland, where the animal is a national symbol, would have to be declared a danger zone,” as they roam freely there, he said.


    A spokesperson for the Environment Ministry also suggested that a tranquiliser dart could have been used to neutralise any danger to nearby citizens, which could have been provided by any country vet.


    Heinrich blamed a “lack of professionally trained staff in the area”. he added that "the state of Brandenburg has proven itself to be less than professional in its treatment of wild animals in the past, as shown by how it deals with wolves and elk."

    https://www.thelocal.de/20170918/end...shot-by-police

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    Surely they could have used a dart, then stuck it on a train to some camp.

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    Some old guy had flashbacks so got his gun out.


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    They coulda called in a Stuka.

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    Sad day on the Buffalo Board...RIP, big fella...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Sad day on the Buffalo Board...RIP, big fella...
    Stunned a Comedian is so zoologically challenged.
    Don't you know the difference between a buffalo and a bison tho ?
    It is common knowledge on the majestic prairies of Cork where the Murphy's empties float down to the Viagara works and the Holy Ground,

    "you cannot wsh your hands in a Buffalo"

    Buffalo Bill in the pm
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Shot by mouth breathing east Germans no less.

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    German filth have never got over the War.

    Sad fukers would kill their granny just to feel good.

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    Shot by mouth breathing east Germans no less.

    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    German filth have never got over the War.

    Sad fukers would kill their granny just to feel good.

    On the other side of the world they do not do it...

    http://teakdoor.com/speakers-corner/...trump-536.html (President Donald Trump)

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Stunned a Comedian is so zoologically challenged.
    Don't you know the difference between a buffalo and a bison tho ?
    It is common knowledge on the majestic prairies of Cork where the Murphy's empties float down to the Viagara works and the Holy Ground,

    "you cannot wsh your hands in a Buffalo"

    Buffalo Bill in the pm
    "Zis vay for de-louzing. Ve vill hav ze Bison on ze left, unt ze Buffalo's on ze right. Schnell! Schnell!!!"

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