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What a boar!

Posted on 2005.01.31 at 13:41
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Boars on rampage

I'm kind of in two minds about this. Boars used to be part of the British countryside, we lived side by side. They were culled along with the bears, and who knows what other wildlife that lived here. Now local people want to cull all the boars. I know these particular boars are not necessarily indigenous to our countryside, but surely there is some better way to control, and keep this small part of our heritage? People in many other country's live in proximity with other wild animals such as wolves and bears. Are we so afraid to change, to make an effort?

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Jenna Elf
lilithraevyn at 2005-01-31 14:14 (UTC) (Link)
Someone might take time to remember the lost art of the wild boar hunt. Silly people. Get your spears!

O_o

"abattoir" - what is that?
aurora_bee
aurora_bee at 2005-01-31 14:50 (UTC) (Link)
That sort of hunt I could almost stomach it's better than letting a fox get ripped to pieces by a pack of dogs. As long as it's not cruel, and a need exists to control numbers, I can put up with it. My idea of putting the boars on the pill to control it kinda keeps being laughed at ;o)

An abattoir is a slaughterhouse, where they kill animals for human consumption.
Jenna Elf
lilithraevyn at 2005-01-31 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow. The only context I've seen that word in previously was in Ultima Online. It was the name of the flat stone decoration that was used to represent sacrificial altars. O_o

I learn something new every day.

I think that spaying/neutering wild animals to help control the population is a great idea.
aurora_bee
aurora_bee at 2005-01-31 19:21 (UTC) (Link)
Kewl I like to be helpful :)

In the current line of work I am in (animal health) something like animal neutering or spraying is considered too expensive. There are also ways of introducing new genes into species, which would prevent offspring from being fertile. That would be considered very extreme, and it's doubtful it will ever happen.

There's so much wrong with the world today animals and wildlife are put on the back burner :(
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katholicgrrl at 2005-02-01 00:26 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it's always about controlling the populations of other species, isn't it! If we controlled our own, we'd have a lot fewer problems!
aurora_bee
aurora_bee at 2005-02-01 00:31 (UTC) (Link)
It's very true, you can't win with humans if there were less of us we wouldn't have half the problems we have now.
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