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stevesim 25.12.2012 16:59

Wild boar killed on the A6
 
http://www.20min.ch/ro/news/faits_di...-l-A6-19223983

Now, is it my imagination, or would this poor animal have been tranquillized in a different country, and then relocated instead of shot?

He wasn't injured, just panicky and lost. Poor thing.

Medea Fleecestealer 25.12.2012 17:24

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Yes, does seem a bit of a shame to kill him so close to Christmas. I would have thought tranquilizing him and moving off the motorway would have been better too. Mind you, I don't know how territorial they are so he might have ended up back on the motorway trying to get home if they woke him up in the wrong area.

Phil_MCR 25.12.2012 17:39

Would make a good Xmas dinner...

Slaphead 25.12.2012 17:41

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"Schweizer Fleisch. Alles andere ist Beilage" ;)

Probably already being served as we speak, probably in a restaurant somewhere at exorbitant prices.

I do tend to agree however that a tranquiliser shot and release would have been a better option, at least for the beast in question.

mishimishi 25.12.2012 17:54

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 1752954)
Would make a good Xmas dinner...

So you're not familiar with the high radioactivity found in wild boars in Europe, are you? I kid you not - google it.

Sbrinz 25.12.2012 17:57

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There is a surplus of Boar everywhere in Switzerland. In the country cantons they are culled.

http://www.derbund.ch/bern/kanton/Stau-wegen-verirrtem-Wildschwein-auf-der-Autobahn-A6-bei-Lyss/story/21314697


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mishimishi 25.12.2012 18:02

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sbrinz (Post 1752963)
There is a surplus of Boar everywhere in Switzerland. In the country cantons they are culled.

I have noticed that since coming to Europe, animals get shot in a lot of situations where they would be tranquillized and relocated in North America.

Wallabies 25.12.2012 20:08

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What else would you do shooting such a pest is the best option, its only a wild pig. Tranquilizers are only used else where to appeas eht animal liberation movement.

TiMow 25.12.2012 20:17

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Cheap tickets for Silvester Party and Grill, anyone?

rob1 26.12.2012 12:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by mishimishi (Post 1752962)
So you're not familiar with the high radioactivity found in wild boars in Europe, are you? I kid you not - google it.

Would apply to any animal with similar dietary habits wouldn't it? TBH it won't concern me next time I'm preparing a nice cut.

Wollishofener 26.12.2012 21:12

Re: Wild boar killed on the A6
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stevesim (Post 1752946)
http://www.20min.ch/ro/news/faits_di...-l-A6-19223983

Now, is it my imagination, or would this poor animal have been tranquillized in a different country, and then relocated instead of shot?

He wasn't injured, just panicky and lost. Poor thing.

Ever enjoyed grilled wild boar (Wildschweinpfeffer) ? mmmm ! :):msnsmile::msnwink::cheers2:

maxvoegtli 27.12.2012 00:16

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There a pest, just kill them. And ya they do taste delicious.

Wollishofener 27.12.2012 04:18

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Quote:

Originally Posted by maxvoegtli (Post 1753567)
There a pest, just kill them. And ya they do taste delicious.

They are powerful and interesting animals, but there apparently are enough of them, so that to shoot it and hand the "left-overs" over to a butcher most likely WAS the way to go :D

mustard 27.12.2012 18:08

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With over 7 billion people consuming and polluting the planet, wild boar aren't really the pests we should be concerned about.

AbFab 27.12.2012 19:39

Re: Wild boar killed on the A6
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mishimishi (Post 1752966)
I have noticed that since coming to Europe, animals get shot in a lot of situations where they would be tranquillized and relocated in North America.

Meanwhile in North America (ie US) it's the people that get shot...

moggy 27.12.2012 19:56

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Wollishofener (Post 1753511)
Ever enjoyed grilled wild boar (Wildschweinpfeffer) ? mmmm ! :):msnsmile::msnwink::cheers2:

Obelix and Asterix love them

Confloozed 28.12.2012 12:50

Re: Wild boar killed on the A6
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mishimishi (Post 1752966)
I have noticed that since coming to Europe, animals get shot in a lot of situations where they would be tranquillized and relocated in North America.

They get shot a lot in North America too...

Confloozed 28.12.2012 12:51

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mustard (Post 1753906)
With over 7 billion people consuming and polluting the planet, wild boar aren't really the pests we should be concerned about.

And yet it's the topic of this thread...

FrankZappa 28.12.2012 13:45

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 1753957)
Meanwhile in North America (ie US) it's the people that get shot...

True, but these little critters too. Try Googling "Pig bomb". In an American solution to the problem, the are trying shooting them from helicopters. There was a 2 page spread in "Libération" last week about the situation in France. There are far too many. They dig up lawns (looking for worms), chew up whole fields of vegetables, etc. And there are not enough hunters to keep their population down. Also the hunters refuse to shoot the females, in case next year's population is endangered...

Guest 28.12.2012 13:55

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Zappa and of course the French still feed them throughout the winter to keep the numbers up! On the one hand they say there are too many, and then they feed them, duh:confused: I live near the border, and the farmers here are suffering from 'frontaliers' wildboars - so clever that they know they are fed artificially in France - but not shot so easily on t'other side of border. Very clever beasts;) Seeing a whole pasture 'turned over' by wild boar is quite something - the damage is huge. Plenty of wild boar for sale at HyperU when I visited yesterday (sanglier in French).


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