The Russian Orthodox Church pointed to a relic of the past

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: hunting should be banned as a relic of the past Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate, said this on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel.

I think we need to give it up. The sooner we abandon this, the better, ”he said, adding that he admits the need for hunting only to regulate the population of animals. At the same time, the Metropolitan indicated that the huntsmen, who “have the right to do so,” should do this.

Hilarion also noted that hunting is a dangerous business. In particular, he said that when the animal is taken into the ring, the hunters find themselves opposite each other and can shoot at a comrade.

On November 25, the deputies voted to deprive State Duma Deputy Valery Rashkin of his parliamentary immunity. This happened after the parliamentarian was detained in October in the Saratov region while driving a car, in which the carcass of a dead elk was found. He later confessed to killing the animal. The day before, on December 2, it became known that the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, opened a criminal case against Rashkin under Part 2 of Article 258 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.



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