A first concrete answer
"The measures that the Government is preparing to introduce in terms of containment of ungulates go in the direction hoped for by the Italian Regions and are a first concrete response in the work of contrasting the phenomenon after years of hesitation". The regional councilor for agriculture, Gianluca Gallo says it, commenting on the regulatory initiatives that the Meloni Executive, on a proposal from the minister Francesco Lollobrigida, is preparing to adopt to stem the spread of wild boars.
An unsustainable system
"The Agricultural Policy Commission of the Conference of Regions, coordinated by my colleague Federico Caner - recalls Gallo - had intervened several times in the last two years to underline the unsustainability of the current wildlife management system and in particular of ungulates, a phenomenon which today it represents a matter of public order and health, often the cause of fatal accidents along the roads and the proliferation of diseases, as well as the devastation of fields and crops. For this reason in the recent past - adds the exponent of the Council - we have repeatedly urged the ministries of agriculture and the environment to initiate, on a regulatory level, an action to contain wildlife, and in particular wild boar, and therefore a reform of the supervisory system. However, the many commitments undertaken by the ministers of the time have never been translated into reality. Now, finally, we are witnessing a turning point”.
Road accidents and compensation
“In the continuation of the journey undertaken, it will be necessary to work on strengthening the levy for the containment of ungulates with adequate funds, also providing for insurance against road accidents caused by wildlife, thus adequate compensation for the damage caused to agriculture. At the same time - finally underlines the councilor Gallo -, an overall reorganization of the competences in the field of hunting fauna and a strengthening of hunting supervision will be needed. Meanwhile, one can only welcome the first step on a journey that goes in the direction indicated by the Regions, trade organizations, businesses and citizens".