Solutions are sought to solve the problem of wild boars in the city. The answer comes from the capital. The Quirinale is auctioning wild boars captured alive in the presidential estate of Castelporziano, on the outskirts of Rome: adults, young people and puppies «destined to end up on the plate. Auction base amount, respectively, 110, 60 and 8 euros per copy “. This was stated by the International Organization for the Protection of Animals (Oipa), highlighting how “the presidency of the Republic still resorts to unethical administrative procedures in which animals are considered mere objects”. The Oipa asks that the wild boars “be sterilized. Animals are sentient beings, the Treaty of Lisbon also affirms this », and the delegate of Rome, Rita Corboli invites« President Mattarella to put an end to the slaughter ».
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The announcement, writes Oipa in a note, «è aimed at breeders and whoever wins the tender starting from 1 August for a year will be able to transport the garments captured by the Estate to their factories, and then have them end up on the plate. Adult boars, sub-adults and puppies will be destined for this sad end. «Such management is a long way from transposing the 2007 Lisbon Treaty, which protects animals as sentient beings – continues Oipa. The supernumerary specimens can be contained with adequate sterilization campaigns. We ask the Presidency of the Republic, as we have asked the Lazio Region and the management bodies of the reserves, that these procedures no longer be used and that we move to ethical management of the fauna since this is the unavailable property of the State, that is to say of all. the citizens, the vast majority of whom are against hunting and, let’s imagine, also against the capture of live animals destined to be auctioned». «The sad auction of the Quirinale is not an isolated case. Similar live boar auctions were launched in the last year by RomaNatura and the Parco di Veio», conclude l’Oipa.