“Some of my best friends never say a word to me.”
Trout, pike, turtles, carps, catfish.
Pigeons, swans, red kites, buzzards, owls, swans, swifts, nightjars, terns, gulls, common wood pigeons, doves.
Red squirrels, deer, wild pigs, foxes, badgers, marmots, wild horses, bats, hares, weasels, martens.
Lizards, vipers, asps, smooth snakes, bees, spiders, beetles, butterflies.
In most cities around Switzerland there is a rising urban fox population due to much food left out in garbage. Stray cats may also be seen. Fur clothing is quite common throughout the country.
Towns in the countryside are known for eating cats and dogs, especially around Christmas time.
In 2016, the Swiss government decided to ban the sale of cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries.
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