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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.
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Old 25.12.2012, 17:24
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Re: Wild boar killed on the A6

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.
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Re: Wild boar killed on the A6

"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.
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Would make a good Xmas dinner...
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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.
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Re: Wild boar killed on the A6

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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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.
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Re: Wild boar killed on the A6

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.
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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...
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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...
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There is a surplus of Bores everywhere in Switzerland.
Even on EF.....

(OK, just kidding....and I know many would think I qualify!)
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Re: Wild boar killed on the A6

Wild animals are often considered as pests after we've taken away their habitat and developed it for farming and housing. Get used to seeing more wildlife in developed areas as human population growth continues to encroach on environment and put pressure on food supplies.
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So you're not familiar with the high radioactivity found in wild boars in Europe, are you? I kid you not - google it.
The radioactivity came of course from the fallout of Tchernobyl. In 1986. Since then did it - like all radioactivity decline in a nice curve. From all game did and do wild boars carry high concentrations because they feed on mushrooms - which have the highest concentration of all plants. Since 2008 was there no sample in Germany above the limit to eat and many samples had no radioactivity above the natural level anymore. Here is the source: http://www.lubw.baden-wuerttemberg.de/servlet/is/22436/



On the rest of the discussion: I always love it when city people play tree hugger - have you actually ever seen a wild boar in a forest before? I have, cause in the forests around the home I grew up in are they really a pest - to the point that they would enter your gardens at night and destroy it. If you like it or not - central European forests including Switzerland are not natural - they are managed and produce everything from constuction wood over Christmas trees to wood for paper. The owners have a duty to make sure that the fauna is managed as well and since you could not sell boar meat in the 90s did this in many places... well, not happen to the extent it should. So today we have far too many of them. For the tree huggers - yes, an overpopulation is unhealthy for the animals as well. Setting up an unsustainable and unnatural environment where they overpopulate and then NOT manage the population is far more inhumane than to shoot them. Because pigs are just as aggressive towards each other as humans...

Bottom line: You can safely eat them and tranquilizing one to relocate it is just a completely weird idea for anyone who knows a bit about foresting in Europe.
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have you actually ever seen a wild boar in a forest before?
Yes, nearby my office. Almost hit one adult with a motorcycle (there were four adults and 10 or so little ones who decided to cross the road when I passed).

I see the damage they do in the forest and to peoples gardens. I've never had a problem in my garden, but my wife's cousin's garden was damaged several times this year alone, but he lives in an isolated area (no other houses for 100m or more). His brother's a hunter, but I don't think he's ever managed to take one.

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Yes, nearby my office. Almost hit one adult with a motorcycle (there were four adults and 10 or so little ones who decided to cross the road when I passed).

I see the damage they do in the forest and to peoples gardens. I've never had a problem in my garden, but my wife's cousin's garden was damaged several times this year alone, but he lives in an isolated area (no other houses for 100m or more). His brother's a hunter, but I don't think he's ever managed to take one.

Tom
I brought my compound bow over from the states (use to hunt whitetails in Iowa)... I'd love to be living out in the country where boars would come into my yard... it'd be total stealth, early morning, no witnesses

tho it's have to be a neck shot to limit the squealing
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have you actually ever seen a wild boar in a forest before?
Yeah, a few times but not in Europe.

Was on a bus in Malaysia last year and saw a couple of piglets (without adults) fleeing from an oil palm plantation into an adjacent village field.

Cute little buggers. Don't know what had spooked them but as it was daytime, I didn't rate their chances as they scuttered across that open field.
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I always love it when city people play tree hugger - have you actually ever seen a wild boar in a forest before? I have, cause in the forests around the home I grew up in are they really a pest - to the point that they would enter your gardens at night and destroy it. If you like it or not - central European forests including Switzerland are not natural - they are managed and produce everything from constuction wood over Christmas trees to wood for paper. The owners have a duty to make sure that the fauna is managed as well and since you could not sell boar meat in the 90s did this in many places... well, not happen to the extent it should. So today we have far too many of them. For the tree huggers - yes, an overpopulation is unhealthy for the animals as well. Setting up an unsustainable and unnatural environment where they overpopulate and then NOT manage the population is far more inhumane than to shoot them. Because pigs are just as aggressive towards each other as humans...

Bottom line: You can safely eat them and tranquilizing one to relocate it is just a completely weird idea for anyone who knows a bit about foresting in Europe.
As much as I admire crocodiles, I when visiting that crocodile park in Myrtle Beach was quite happy about a healthy distance. I love bears and wolves, but do not feel like hugging either. I by chance some years ago saw a bagder, simply on the road. Beautiful indeed ! but far larger than I would have expected. In case of crocodiles, badgers, wolves and bears I very much oppose shooting them, as long as any other option is available. The good thing about the wild boars is that they breed very happily, which means that it it necessary for the hunters/wildlife-guardians to shoot a good numbers each year. Much of "nature", at least in Europe, IS "managed nature" which means that humans after centuries of destroying nature now have to take responsibility.
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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.
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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 !
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Re: Wild boar killed on the A6

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