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Pig Killing Order | Fisheries and Conservation Department reveals that wild boar committed 42 wounding cases in 10 years and 6 people have to undergo surgery

2021-11-26T16:05:13.654Z

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department's measures to trap and humanely destroy wild boars aroused controversy. After repeated public opposition, the department insisted on killing wild boars. The Fisheries and Conservation Department tonight (26th) disclosed the details of the wild boar wounding cases, saying that the number of cases has increased significantly



The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department's measures to trap and humanely destroy wild boars aroused controversy. After repeated public opposition, the department insisted on killing wild boars.

The Fisheries and Conservation Department disclosed tonight (26th) the details of the wild boar wounding cases, pointing to a clear upward trend in the number of cases. Out of a total of 42 cases in the past 10 years, 17 cases were recorded this year, of which 6 cases occurred this month (November); Among the injured, 44 need to go to hospital or clinic for treatment. Six of them are seriously injured and require surgery. The soaring numbers indicate that wild boars "have a great threat." Point to catch wild boar for humane treatment.


The Fisheries and Conservation Department reiterated that the main cause of wild boar injuries was grabbing food or biting people by mistakenly thinking that there was food, and the second was being frightened and injured when trapped in the urban area.


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A total of 53 injured including 8 elderly and 2 children

The Fisheries and Conservation Department has repeatedly killed wild boars in the past few weeks and reiterated that it will continue to capture wild boars and treat them humanely.

According to the department, in the past 10 years from 2011 to the present, a total of 42 cases of wild boar injuries have been recorded, and there is a clear upward trend.

According to figures from the Department, only single-digit injuries were recorded each year before 2020, but there have been 17 cases this year, and 6 cases were reported in November.

The 42 wild boar wounding cases involved 53 wounded, including 8 elders and 2 children, 6 required surgery, 3 minor injuries, and 6 unidentified injuries.

Nearly half of the wounding cases involved food

The Fisheries and Conservation Department also announced the causes of wild boar injuries, including 6 cases when wild boars attacked or fleeing in self-defense when they were driven by people or dogs, 8 cases were shocked and injured when they were trapped in the urban area, and 19 cases were caused by wild boars grabbing food. Or they mistakenly thought that there was food and bit people. There was another case of wild boars that hit people while chasing each other, and 8 cases were unknown.

In other words, food-related cases accounted for nearly half (45%).

According to the department, wild boars "have already constituted a great threat to the safety of the public", referring to wild boars as "dangerous wild animals". Because they are used to foraging and being fed by people in urban areas, they may bite when they ask for food from the public. Or bruise people, there is also a chance of spreading tuberculosis, hepatitis E, influenza A and Streptococcus suis.

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Reports from the public will be captured and treated humanely

The Fisheries and Conservation Department emphasized that it will continue to regularly use wild boar catching operations to prioritize black spots where a large number of wild boars are infested, wild boars have injured people or pose a danger to the public, so as to protect the safety of the public and maintain public health; Wild boars that pose a potential danger or cause nuisance to the public are caught and treated humanely.

North Point wild boar was severely injured in a trapped pen and was rescued dying. The possibility of bone recovery is very unlikely to be euthanized. The fortress mountain wild boar was rescued by a railing with blood on the ground and a sedative needle fire barrage. It is said that Ye Liuchang killed wild boars and participated in the election of the AFCD to kill at least 9 wild boars. Lin Chaoying reiterated: short-term efforts will be made in places where people and pigs intersect. Huang Jinxing refused to postpone the killing order of wild boars, saying that many opinions support the decisive treatment of the need for online fundraising, claiming to "sponsor wild boars." Dead humans have the right to defend themselves. Humane destruction of wild boars is only for urban black spots. The Director of Fisheries and Conservation Department: science and sentiment need to be balanced. After wild boars attack the police, they will adopt humanitarian destruction. Director: Before winter, more wild boars will come out to feed, worry about not taking action, more citizens will be injured

Source: hk1

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