It took even Adolf Hitler three years before he succeeded in banning the pursuit of quarry on horseback in July 1936.
The Nazis faced the problem of how to define a hunt. In order to avoid ambiguity even following a pack on horseback was made illegal. Hitler's ban on hunting with dogs remains in force.
The teetotal and vegetarian Fuhrer was by nature against hunting on grounds of cruelty, but riding to hounds roused the ire of the socialist in Hitler's National Socialism. German fox-hunters tended to be aristocratic, in his view effete and probably Anglophile. Goebbels, too, on occasion dirided the social world of riding. In the politics of resentment, few could beat the Nazis.
Hitler's first dictatorial act, after the passing of the Enabling Act (1933) was to regulate the cooking of lobsters (he was distressed by their screams when tossed into boiling water). Only then did he a
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, Blondie, Wehrmacht, Nazism, Fascism, National Socialism, Welfare State, Nanny State, Vegetarianism, Environmentalism, Animal Rights
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