A very specific request
Transfer the economic resources to be paid by the State, used for the numerous special missions of the department SOARD, carried out in the provinces of Brescia and Bergamo, to other objectives aimed at protecting citizen hunters, who legitimately carry out hunting from ambush, against vandalism and eco-terrorist actions carried out by self-styled animal rights associations. This is the request to the Minister of Defense and to the Minister of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea contained in the question filed today by Lega MP Francesco Bruzzone.
The point of the situation
“After years of assiduous monitoring of the activities of hunters in the provinces of Brescia and Bergamo, in particular migratory and campanist hunters who carry out traditional hunting with the use of live decoys, the time has come to take stock of the situation and to ask for a change of pace. First of all, from a strictly economic point of view, this special operation, with the sending of special groups of forestry carabinieri, has certainly had a significant impact on the state budget, bringing additional costs compared to normal work. This activity is already constantly carried out by the Forestry Carabinieri located throughout the area, by agents of the provincial police forces and by volunteer guards, including guards belonging to environmental and animal protection associations, who with a capillary control of the territory carry out numerous night and day inspections , ascertaining criminal offences.
A legitimate business
Secondly, we are witnessing a worrying spread of hatred towards Campanian hunters from Bergamo and Brescia who, let us remember, carry out a legitimate activity, carried out by authorized structures, with fixed stakeouts and legitimate detention of live decoys. This hatred is turning into acts of vandalism, not to mention real terrorism against hunters, sometimes directly with attacks or insults to people, but even more so with extremely violent acts of vandalism which have led to the destruction of authorized structures and stands for which hunters pay a specific fee. In my opinion, the time has come to protect regular hunting citizens who see themselves verbally or physically attacked and who see their facilities demolished and their work and arboreal constructions, sometimes artistic, often handed down for generations, go up in smoke.
The question is aimed at raising this problem and asking that the State commit itself to protecting hunters who are victims of this extremist animal-environmentalist hatred which produces crimes on private property and which almost always go unpunished. We need to replace the fierce inspections of hunters and begin to "hunt" those who commit crimes by transforming animal rights and anti-hunting hatred into illegitimate and violent actions against people or their structures." – Thus in a note the deputy of the League Francesco Bruzzone, the first signatory of the question.