The Italian Confederation of Farmers of Savona presented the petition “Wild boars, patience is over” in the Region, aimed at removing the presence of ungulates from inhabited centers.
Following the meeting with the provincial councilor for hunting and fishing, Livio Bracco, and with the councilor for agriculture, Giorgio Garra, which took place last October 20, who recognized the excessive presence of wild boars and roe deer on the territory which constitute a constant danger to road safety as well as a significant cause of damage to crops, the farmers presented themselves in the Region with a collection of two thousand signatures to request a new control system for the identification of areas "not suited to wild boars ".
The petition will be submitted to the attention of the President of the Liguria Region, Claudio Burlando, Councilor for Environment and Hunting, Renata Briano, and Councilor for Agriculture, Giovanni Barbagallo.
Farmers with the petition they ask for a meeting in the Region aimed at defining a specific control plan that includes areas with zero density of ungulates, the level of density of ungulates in other areas and the implementation of effective methods necessary for the containment of the species.
As part of the containment measures, the growers ask that the possibility be contemplated, for those who do not have a regular firearm license, to invite individual hunters to the bottom; to allow stalking, even at night, as a method of killing; and finally cages and fences for the capture of these animals.
It also asks that a permanent observatory is activated which regularly checks situations and areas of crisis and mechanisms for empowering hunters in ordinary hunting boar with verification of the results, providing for the rotation of hunting areas.
Farmers fear that agricultural economic activity can be considered as a leisure activity such as hunting, therefore listing collaborative proposals with hunting bodies and associations, they highlight the contents of provincial regulations and regional regulations in asking for the identification of those areas "not suited to wild boars" from which these animals can therefore be completely eradicated.
The Italian Farmers Confederation is willing to accept any type of proposal that is effective in the complete solution of this problem, now known in the area for decades, so that agricultural activities can be carried out again at competitive levels in the perspective of a possible economic development.