The words of Massimo Buconi
“I am truly pleased with the interest received by the work presented this morning among those – institutions, public administrators, technicians – who are called upon to interpret the phenomena and provide balanced responses to protect all the actors involved”. Thus the national President of Federcaccia Massimo Buconi at the end of the presentation of the first “Report” on wolf predation on hunting dogs, domestic and guardian animals created by the Federcaccia Huntresses Coordination and illustrated this morning in Rome. “I sincerely thank those who participated in person at our headquarters and those, understandably even more numerous, who followed the proceedings via teleconference – continued the President -.
Topics related not only to hunting
I am sure that they will have appreciated the absolute balance and lack of preconceived positions with which Federcaccia has addressed a sensitive issue that receives a lot of interest not only in the hunting world but in a large part of society. As demonstrated on numerous occasions, once again our intent in dealing with issues that concern not only hunting and hunters in the strict sense is not that of sterile provocations or partisan claims. The will, as citizens who feel they are a full part of society and therefore of the civil debate on issues of public interest, is to make a contribution of reflection and discussion. Aware of the controversy that the mere fact of being hunters, therefore ideologically condemned by most of those who deal - even inappropriately - with the environment in this country, will raise our work, this is the line that I personally and through Federcaccia intend to pursue" concluded Buconi.
The relationship between wild animals and farmers
Among those present in Rome at the Federcaccia headquarters was the Hon. Mirco Carloni, Agriculture President of the Chamber and members of the same Hon. Stefano Vaccari and Francesco Bruzzone, as well as the Hon. Marco Simiani of the Chamber Environment Commission. “I thank Massimo Buconi and Federcaccia for presenting this report on wolf predation. The wolf and hybridized specimens in most cases can create 'disorder' in the relationship between wild animals and farmers. There is no longer a risk of extinction for this animal, which obviously remains protected, but must be managed with a scientific approach" stated the Hon. Carloni. “I thank you for this Report which adds useful data and elements, important for our work” stated the Hon. Vaccari. “It is a specific commitment for politics and legislators to address this issue, which is difficult to address with current regulations. I hope that from the collective effort we will be able to identify a path that provides concrete answers that can no longer be postponed and which we have taken charge of by presenting a specific bill” he concluded.
The revision of the legislation
“A common effort is important to reach a review of the current regulations and I hope that the work in the Commission can reach a positive conclusion. It is right to pursue coexistence and protection, but unfortunately in many cases coexistence seems to result in subservience to a cumbersome presence that prevents us from peacefully carrying out traditional activities, whether recreational or professional" stated the Hon. Bruzzone. Appreciation for the work, "an important contribution to the greater knowledge of relatively new phenomena that need to be monitored and explored" was expressed by Dr. Paola Aragno of ISPRA, who was echoed by Dr. Valeria Salvatori of the Institute of Applied Ecology . Also present at the conference were Spartaco Gippoliti representing the AIW who brought the greetings of President Giorgio Ado Salvadori, Colonel Stefano Cazora, head of the Press Office of the Forest Carabinieri, Luca Brondelli of the Confagricoltura executive council and numerous representatives of the sector press and generalist (Press office of the Italian Hunting Federation – Coordination of Federcaccia hunters).