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Roman “hostage to wild boar” refers to a farm group-English

(ANSA)-Rome, May 4-Romans are “Boar Hostages”, Farm Group Cordilletti Lazio Chief David Granieri on Wednesday with eight piglets, including six piglets He quoted the case of a woman who was attacked in the Italian capital by a herd of wild boars.

More than 20,000 wild boars in Rome and the surrounding states, and more than 100,000 wild boars throughout Lazio, said Granieri, causing “unacceptable and uncontrollable situations” and recent damage. He said the amount was over 2 million euros.

The right-wing Italian Brothers of Italy (FdI), citing attacks on women, said they would file a lawsuit against Lazio local authorities for “lazy crimes in the areas of security, urban etiquette and health.” ..

As part of that, Cordilletti blamed the “perfect inertia” of the Roman wildlife institution, Roman Natura. This is “clear in the management of protected areas where wild boars are on the rise.”

The Roman City Council plans to curb wild boar invasion through underground containment nets, access point barriers, and continuous cleanup of animal-rooted debris for food.

Wild boars are not only causing catastrophic crop damage in other parts of Italy, but also invading cities.

Nighttime patrols of wild boars took place in the province of Padua, with similar movements elsewhere.

In Rome, a family of 12 wild boars strolled through the traffic, spurring a video that has recently become a hot topic on the web with a lot of such sightings in the last few months.

The wild boar was found wandering near the Gemmeri Hospital in northern Rome.

The Rangers said the animals are completely urbanized and are never afraid of pedestrians and heavy traffic in the Italian capital.

Also recently, in another viral video, a wild boar family was snapped outside a kindergarten in the Monte Mario district.

Such sightings have become quite common in northern Rome.

Wild boars were found roaming on Trionfale Street, one of Rome’s largest cities.

On September 1, Virginia Raggi, the former mayor of Rome, filed a criminal suit against the local government of Lazio for the existence of “massive and uncontrolled” wild boars in the urban areas of the Italian capital. I did.

The invasion of wild boars is due to the failure of Five Star Movement (M5S) politicians to implement effective animal management plans for local governments led by former Democratic (PD) leader Nikola Zingaretti. Said.

Raggi quoted a 1992 law stating that the area “must provide wildlife species management even in areas where hunting is prohibited.”

She said it was up to the local government to capture the wild boar and return it to the wild.

Recently, another family of wild boars was captured by a CCTV camera roaming the streets of central Rome in search of food.

The animals, which appeared to be immobile by passing cars and vigilant pedestrians, were photographed in 1978 in the center of Fani Street, where the late Christian Democratic Aldo Moro was kidnapped.

According to passers-by, the mother and piglet smashed the trash and seemed very hungry.

Italian farmers went to parliament and streets across the country in early July to protest the “invasion” of wild boars into farmlands and cities across Italy.

Farm group Coldiretti said that during the COVID year, the number of wild boars wandering into the farm and moving out of the Italian city increased by 15% to a record total of 2.3 million.

Cordilletti announced what is called a “tragic” toll for one incident caused by wild boars every 48 hours a year for COVID.

Coldiretti said there were 16 wild boar victims and 215 injured in the past year.

The number of animal car accidents on Italian rural roads has increased by 81% over the last decade, the farmers’ union said.

Farmers, animal breeders and shepherds from all over Italy gathered in all 20 provincial capitals of Italy, including Rome, outside the Montecitori Palace of the Houses of Parliament.

“We want to stop disasters that destroy crops, attack animals, siege stables, cause road accidents and pose specific dangers to farmers and citizens,” they said.

A group of young peasants in boar costumes stopped the MP and explained to them the “emergency” they had to face every day.

Other farmers have brought fruits, salad ingredients and grains that have been completely destroyed by wild boars.

Protesters also raised life-sized cutouts of wild boars to show politicians how horrifying their encounters with animals were.

They also said, “After COVID, the plague of wild boars,” “We sow seeds, harvest wild boars,” “Protect our land,” and “The town and country united against wild boars.” I shook the written banner.

Many mayors came to Montecitori, but the general public was worried about what they called a “full-scale emergency.” (ANSA).



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