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Still wild boars in Rome, a little family in front of a nursery

2021-09-22T18:02:39.902Z

Patuanelli: 'An emergency felt throughout the country not only in the capital' (ANSA) Sightings of wild boars continue in northern Rome : a family with dad, mother and puppies in tow, was seen in front of a nursery in Montemario. Again, the video, shot in front of the school gate, went viral. The institute is located at the entrance to the Insugherata park, a reserve where wild boars are found. A lot of irony on the web after the last two sightings always in Northern Rome, an area



Sightings of wild boars continue in northern Rome

: a family with dad, mother and puppies in tow, was seen in front of a nursery in Montemario.

Again, the video, shot in front of the school gate, went viral.

The institute is located at the entrance to the Insugherata park, a reserve where wild boars are found.

A lot of irony on the web after the last two sightings always in Northern Rome, an area where the passage of wild boars is not uncommon: 'after the cycle paths, here are the belts', accompanied by animals in single file, is the most popular meme. 

"They filmed something that we have known well for more than eight years", says a resident of the neighborhood with a tired expression about the video, which has gone viral, of about fifteen wild boars wandering around Via Trionfale in Rome in broad daylight, constituting a serious risk for those driving on that particularly busy stretch of road. "The animals have settled in a private park in via Taverna, immediately next to a nursery and a middle school and almost every day they move between the surrounding green areas, looking for food in the garbage - explains a lady -. very afraid of seeing them appear in front of me in the morning when I take the children to school ". Wild boars don't just wander around the streets, it often happens that the search for food also pushes them inside structures and condominiums:some residents told of having found themselves several times having to hunt wild boars from their communal garden or even from the courtyard of the Stefanelli middle school. And the situation would have gotten a lot worse in the past year. "I saw the municipal police intervene twice after our repeated calls, but they just chased them back to the park, nothing more," explains one resident.

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This is an emergency that is deeply felt throughout the country, maybe it was felt only in the Municipality of Rome but unfortunately it is not.

It is a problem that all the regional councilors, all the trade associations of all the regions report to me on a daily basis. I do not think that a new standard is needed for every problem in this country. It would be enough to apply the existing rules and I am referring to the fact that the regions can provide for the containment of the wild boar population ", with selective collection plans without time limits. This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture, Stefano

Patuanelli

answering two questions, Lega and Fi, at Question time in the Chamber, urged on the viral video of a family of wild boars walking among the cars on the streets of a Roman neighborhood. In addition, Patuanelli reported, with a joint note of last 21 April "the ministers of Health, Ecological Transition and Agricultural Policies have been sent to the Regions a technical document also addressing the management of wild boar to provide specific support in the drafting and in updating the individual management plans on ungulates ". "I believe that the political trivialization that pits against animal rights activists and those who want a weapon for all farmers does not allow for a real and concrete approach to solving a problem that exists.I am the first to say that wildlife is state property and we cannot allow a state asset to damage the private sector ", concluded Patuanelli.

With the Covid emergency that has reduced the presence of humans outdoors for months, wild boars that invade cities and countryside from north to south of Italy proliferate, with an increase of 15%

. This is what

emerges from Coldiretti's estimate,

which underlines how wild boars have reached the record figure of 2.3 million specimens even in cities in search of food among the waste and even in the courtyards of houses with obvious health risks.

"The flocks - underlines Coldiretti - are pushing ever closer to homes and schools, to the parks where children play, destroy crops, attack animals, besiege stables, cause road accidents with dead and injured people and scratch among the waste with dangers to the health and safety of people ". Particularly in the countryside "the situation - underlines Coldiretti - has become unsustainable with damage for at least 200 million euros per year to agricultural production and also compromising the environmental balance of vast territorial ecosystems in areas of naturalistic value with the loss of biodiversity both animal and vegetable.Without forgetting the danger of the spread of diseases highlighted by the same Surveillance and Prevention Plan for 2021 published by the Ministry of Health which reiterates how wild boars have a fundamental responsibility for the spread of African Swine Fever (Psa) and therefore one of the necessary measures in Italy is the numerical management of the population of these animals ". Finally," over eight out of 10 Italians (81%) - according to the Coldiretti / Ixè survey - think that the wild boar emergency should be tackled with the use of slaughtering, especially by appointing personnel specialized to reduce the number ". 


Source: ansa

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