Change of the German Hunting Law in favor of anti-hunt landlords

Considering the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of this summer (ECHR Judgment "Herrman v/ Germany", 16.06.2012), the German Bundestag approved on 1 March 2013 the draft change to the hunting law of Germany. In its aforementionned judgment, The European Court of Human Rights had limited compulsory membership of hunting associations and permitted to landlords to refuse hunting on their property invoking their ethical conviction.

The change of the German Hunting Law will be limited to the requirements of the ECHR judgment. This draft law provides that landlords can under certain conditions request the establishment of a "land pacified district" in which hunting will be prohibited.