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Kłusownictwo w Drugiej Rzeczypospolitej
Poaching in the Second Republic of Poland

Author(s): Remigiusz Kasprzycki
Subject(s): History, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: poaching; the police; hunting; Second Polish Republic; animals;

Summary/Abstract: Poaching in the Second Polish Republic was a serious problem that was never quite resolved. In 1918–1939, it was actively fought against by the police, forest guards and hunters. Poachers were dangerous and unpredictable people; they often killed hunters and foresters, they did not hesitate to fire at policemen. In interwar Poland poaching was a real threat to species, even to common animals.

  • Issue Year: 51/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 55-75
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish