Hunting: Savona, the CIA says it is opposed to the suspension of the hunt and launches strong criticism of the provision of the Council of State.
New suspension of hunting activities in Liguria. This time the Council of State has stopped all types of hunting, awaiting a ruling on an appeal brought by various environmental associations regarding the methods of adopting the hunting calendar. The hearing was set for November 26, but the farmers are not there, in particular those of Savona who in the last period have seen the destruction of entire crops of the finest varieties as well as entire expanses of DOC vineyards. To give voice to the protest coming from the agricultural world is the CIA of Savona which categorically disputes the provision. “This is a decision that will cause serious damage to agriculture and, contrary to what the environmental associations claim, also to the environment - says the provincial director of the CIA Osvaldo Geddo -. The enormous proliferation of wild boars and other ungulates risks compromising the same natural balance in the same wooded areas. In addition, the increasingly frequent raids of wild animals in vineyards and cultivated land cause such extensive damage to production, plantations and the dry stone walls themselves as to risk in a short time leading to the abandonment of increasingly vast swaths of territory, especially in delicate hilly and mountainous areas ".
To protect agricultural production, the CIA asks the Region for a new calendar for the reopening of hunting ungulates and a new land management policy that identifies, near the cultivated areas, areas not suited to the presence of wild boars, from which they are completely eradicated the ungulates. “Without an adequate protection policy against the damage caused by wildlife, our territory risks losing the economic, cultural and gastronomic heritage of inland agriculture” concludes Geddo.
18 October 2013