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December 12, 2017

German Hunters’ Association addresses the problem of ‘animal-vehicle crashes’ - Discovery trail in the naturally realistic biotope in Hall 4.2

A collision between a vehicle and a wild animal occurs roughly every two and a half minutes in Germany. The relevant statistics reveal that some 228,550 deer, stags and wild pigs were killed on the roads during the hunting year 2015/16. How can such collisions with animals be avoided? At what speed can a vehicle no longer safely brake? And what can be done if a vehicle does collide with an animal? On its stand in Hall 4.2 at the International Green Week Berlin 2018 (19-28 Jan.) the German Hunting Association (DJV) will be explaining how car drivers can avoid such accidents. For example, visitors can use a braking simulator to test and improve their response in a hazardous situation. Experts will explain when the threat of a vehicle-animal collision is greatest. The association is also presenting its digital register of animals (www.tierfund-kataster.de). An app is available for road users to report collisions with animals, and the data is then evaluated by scientists. The aim is to identify points of conflict and to make the roads safer.

The German Hunters’ Association is also presenting many aspects of hunting on a display area measuring some 350 square metres. Here visitors will find a discovery trail in a realistic natural biotope with live birds of prey, hunting dogs and a programme for children and pupils. Tasty products made from regional game will also be available. The chef and gastronome Georg Barta will be appearing live on the stage to present fast, modern ways of preparing game. The dog trainer Alexandra Weibrecht will be giving advice on how to deal with hunting dogs and will be presenting a number of different breeds of hunting dogs too.

For additional information:

Deutscher Jagdverband e.V. (DJV)
Torsten Reinwald, Press Spokesman, T: +49 (0)30 209 139 423
Christina Wandel-Sucker, Press Officer, T: +49(0)30 209139422, pressestelle@jagdverband.de