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Swine fever, Costa insists: the killing of wild boars is fundamental

2022-05-12T18:25:22.503Z

Commissioner: the first order does not provide for them, study the situation (ANSA) The Ministry of Health insists on the swine fever emergency in Rome: reducing the number of wild boars is "fundamental". But, for now, the culls are not yet planned.     The extraordinary Commissioner for swine fever Angelo Ferrari made it known to ANSA: "There will be an order of support and clarification, but this will not be the killing order". "I took 24 hours to analyze the situation and veri



The Ministry of Health insists on the swine fever emergency in Rome: reducing the number of wild boars is "fundamental".

But, for now, the culls are not yet planned.


    The extraordinary Commissioner for swine fever Angelo Ferrari made it known to ANSA: "There will be an order of support and clarification, but this will not be the killing order".

"I took 24 hours to analyze the situation and verify the epidemiological aspects", Ferrari said, stressing that "we will probably have to review the infected area".

For now, therefore, no abatements even if, it is learned, a second ordinance with the possibility of selection should arrive next week.


    The Undersecretary of Health with responsibility for the emergency, Andrea Costa, on Twitter, once again asked for killing, writing that it is "essential to reduce excessive presence of # boars in the area", considering a "prolongation of hunting".


    A work of "depopulation, in the forms that the commissioner will decide" was also announced by the president of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti, on Wednesday at the Messenger.

"It is clear that what has happened is the result of excessive promiscuity and the presence of wild boars and an unhealthy relationship with waste", Zingaretti also said.


    Even animal welfare organizations, opposed to a culling order, point the finger at waste management: "In Rome, the problem is waste, not wild boars," said Massimo Comparotto, president of the international organization for the protection of animals.

Ama, the Rome-based company that deals with garbage, responded to these accusations, saying that the presence of wild boars has nothing to do with "the emptying of bins and waste collection services". In April, Ama said. in the areas where the presence of ungulates is more frequent there have been 5,000 urban hygiene services.


Source: ansa

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