Dont be too afraid you British, it is "only" in the Netherlands that they are banning all hunting and shooting for the coming 3 weeks. (after a ban for a week already) The ministry says that these actions are taken because they do not want any disturbance of waterfowl and the spreading of the disease. I understand the last part, large scale bird flu is something you do not want. But why do i have to stop hunting in a densed wood on hoofed animals like for instance wild boar??
I wonder if they ban all activity in our floodplains, lakes, rivers and canals as recreation and commercial sailing / fishing are proven to disturb more birds then hunting. But "off course" all other activities are not banned.
Also in other countries where there is an outbreak of bird flu like Germany and the UK, hunting and shooting is not banned. Is our Dutch ministry so right and the others so wrong or the other way around? Think it just to do with the fact that our government is anti hunting and will do anything to prevent us doing what we normally do.
On a positive note; plenty of spare time on my hands the coming weeks....