No infectious diseases found in illegal pig disposal clean up

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(ECNS) — Three disposal sites where diseased pigs were dumped have been excavated and refilled after disinfection work was completed on Friday afternoon with no infectious diseases found, according to a circular released by the Huzhou government in East China’s Zhejiang Province.

The authority said over 223.5 tons of decomposed carcasses and sludge have been excavated and will be incinerated.

Local police found Huzhou Industrial and Medical Waste Treatment Co. had shipped pigs that died of disease to a landfill rather than for incineration between 2013 and 2014.

Digging and cleaning work began on Sept 1. A sample test by the city’s agricultural department said that no human-infecting pig diseases such as H5 and H7 bird flu viruses and foot-and-mouth disease had been found.

The local environmental service center will carry out an environment impact assessment, according to Xinhua News Agency. The Zhejiang provincial government has also sent inspectors to oversee the treatment process.

Five people have been detained following the inquiry.


Woman facing charges for giving water to thirsty pigs gets global support

Last month we told you about Anita Krajnc, a Toronto woman who faces criminal charges for giving water to thirsty pigs awaiting slaughter on a sweltering hot summer day. The global outpouring of support for Anita has been incredible, sparking international headlines and the viral hashtag #CompassionIsNotACrime. People around the world are outraged that Anita is being prosecuted for a final act of kindness toward animals, yet cruelty to animals is often unprosecuted.
Meanwhile, Animal Justice is speaking up on Anita’s behalf. Read more in this blog post by our director of farmed animal advocacy, Anna Pippus.

Hunter Mistakes Car For Wild Boar And Kills Driver

A short-sighted hunter who shot a car driver dead and wounded his passenger after bizarrely mistaking them for wild pigs is facing 5 years in jail.

Zbigniew Kowalski, 60, from the town of Leczyca in central Poland, had been out hunting in a nearby forest when he spotted the car containing victims Lukasz Nowakowski, 21, who survived, and Josef Kuchar, 23, who later died.

Mistaking the car for a wild boar he had let off a volley of shots, hitting Kuchar in the neck and Nowakowski in the chest.

Prosecutor Krzystof Kopania said: “The two men were wounded, but the driver Josef Kuchar, who later died, managed to drive them both to his home where his parents immediately called an ambulance.

“But by the time he got to hospital it was too late.

“We identified the hunter, he was immediately detained and he confirmed that he had mistakenly shot at the car. He realised his mistake when the ‘wild boar’ started its engine and drove off, but because whoever had driven off had clearly been alive he assumed he had missed the vehicle.”

Kowalsk later said he had not called police as a result and had carried on hunting. It was only when police cars turned up that and he was questioned by officers did he realise he had indeed hit somebody in the car.

Police confirmed that he will now be charged with manslaughter.


NY bans hunting of invasive pig

Ashley Hupfl, Albany Bureau 2:54 p.m. EDT April 28, 2014


ALBANY – A statewide ban on the hunting or trapping of free-ranging Eurasian boars has been officially adopted, the state Department of Environmental Conversation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Monday.

The boars first arrived in this country a few hundred years ago… [To clarify, the poor boars didn’t choose to immigrate or invade this country. They were brought here to serve as targets for canned hunting. Some escaped the fences, and now we have this “invasive species Problem.”]  …and now have large populations in the southern U.S. Recently, the boars have been seen in more northern states.

At least six New York counties — Tioga, Cortland, Onondaga, Clinton, Sullivan, and Delaware — have confirmed sightings of the boars, the state said. To date, more than 150 boars have been captured and destroyed by the DEC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services.

“Hunters have offered to assist our efforts by hunting for boars wherever they occur, but experience has shown this to be counter-productive,” Martens said in a statement. “As long as swine may be pursued by hunters, there is a potential conflict with our eradication efforts.”

When hunters shoot and kill a Eurasian boar, especially near a baited trap established by the DEC, their shots will make a group, or “sounder,” of boars scatter and the boars rarely return once scared off. The baited traps are usually useless afterward and counterproductive to eradication efforts, Martens said.

The ban includes exceptions for state and federal wildlife agencies, law enforcement agencies and others authorized by the DEC to kill a Eurasian boar in situations of property damage or threats to public health or welfare.

In October, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that prohibited the importation, breeding or introduction into the wild of any Eurasian boars. Hunting wild boars at hunting preserves will be allowed until 2015.

“Eurasian boars are a great threat to natural resources, agricultural interests, and private property and public safety wherever they occur and the DEC will continue to work to protect these resources and remove wild boars from the state,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Anyone who sees a Eurasian boar in the wild should report it to their regional DEC wildlife office or email and include “Eurasian boar” in the subject line.

Residents are asked to report the number, date and exact location of the wild boars seen. Photographs can be included, too.

Recreational hog hunting popularity soaring

LINDSEY SHELTO, Associated Press

Saturday, April 5, 2014

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A quick tap on the roof of the electric hunting cart and the pop of two rifle shots and Jody Greene and Jeff Goeggle have taken down their first hog of the night.

It’s one of hundreds they will kill this year; they bagged 420 last year.

Goeggle’s tap on the roof of the cart signals he has spotted a hog, and he and Greene both shoot to ensure one of them hits the animal. It’s a routine they’ll repeat during approximately 200 hunts in 2014.

Bill Maher to Hunters: ‘There’s Something Wrong With You’


March 27, 2014/

By Bill Maher

[By the way, the wild boars are escapees from canned hunting compounds, like the kind that raises deer and elk for fenced-in hunting that I posed on earlier.]

New Rule: If you’re delighted to take a life, there’s something wrong with you. This photo has gone viral on the Internet because, well, just look at the size of the wild boar Jett Webb bagged in the woods of North Carolina. That’s some specimen of a pig. And the boar’s pretty big too.

It’s an 8-foot, 500-pound beauty that just moments ago was roaming proudly in the wild, and now it’s dead and I’m holding up my gun and pressing my cock against it! “This might be the best day ever!”

Now, I don’t want to blame this guy too much, because I think, if you’re from rural North Carolina and you have a name like “Jett Webb,” you’d be hard pressed not to end up in a photo like this. Plus, it’s pointed out in the article that wild pigs are an invasive species and that North Carolina is being overrun by boars – just like “Fox and Friends.”

And I get the argument that “a man’s gotta eat” and that sometimes you have to take a life to feed yourself and your family – but shouldn’t it be more of a solemn occasion?

We kill people too, when we carry out executions, but afterwards the warden and guards don’t high-five and pose with the corpse. That’s what bothers me: the trophy aspect, the absolute glee, the beaming with pride. Get over yourself. You pointed at something, pushed a button, and it died.


The first comment to his blog, from Dominique Osh, is also worth reading:

You know, Hunters are sociopathic killers, simple as match criminal profilers analyze of sociopathic murders of life. There is no need to kill anything to survive these days. There is education available to even the most rural residents that humans do not need meat to survive, not only do they not need to eat meat, we are designed not to. There are many, many alternatives, most vegetables have more calcium and protein than fat laddened flesh, that science has proven to be harmful to human health, if that’s all you care about. And if you think that organic meat from your kills is better, there are many prions in meat that are eating your brains..haha, go figure,, really, CDC keeps quiet, because the Industrial Meat market does not want you to know these things, when some old man in AK has worms in his brains from eating pigs, or “Mad Cow” & Bird Flu disease isn’t transferable to humans..right..wink, wink..It is gross abomination to eat the flesh of any animal, humans are animals too, It’s cannibalism, a serious crime against nature that we will suffer from. EVOLVE!



Morrissey Writes Another Scathing Letter About the Royal Family’s Hunting Habits

Morrissey Writes Another Scathing Letter About the Royal Family’s Hunting Habits

“… We can only pray to God that their hunting guns backfire in their faces.”

By Evan Minsker on February 9, 2014

Once again, Morrissey has written a letter about the Royal Family, once again focusing on their hunting habits. Appropriately titled “The story is old, I know, but it goes on”, he criticizes Prince William’s speech about protecting endangered species, as it came one day before he went hunting in Spain with Prince Harry. “We can only pray to God that their hunting guns backfire in their faces,” writes Morrissey. Read the entire thing here:…

One day prior to giving a public plea on behalf of animal welfare (!), Prince William is to be found in Spain (with Prince Harry) shooting and killing as many deer and boar as they possibly can! Although William’s speech (no doubt written by his publicity aides at Clarence House) will concentrate on endangered species, William is too thickwit to realize that animals such as tigers and rhino are only driven to near extinction because people who are precisely like himself and his brother have shot them off the map – all in the name of sport and slaughter. Whenever you shoot an animal in the head the outcome is usually the same: death. Just why William kills innocent and defenseless deer does not matter – the fact is, he does it, and we must go on and on asking why any form of violence is acceptable to the British establishment. It is easy for privileged people to assume jealousy to be the reason why anyone would wish to condemn them, but the British Boil Family never fails to be a colossal embarrassment to the United Kingdom. The Spanish trip is more than likely unwillingly funded by the British taxpayer, and we know very well that the British press is duty-bound to always defend and cleanse the bad behavior of the Boil Family – no matter how abysmal and hypocritical their actions. But the rationalists amongst us – who are never allowed to speak, are intelligent enough to realize that endangered species are dying out only because of people like William and Harry, and, for this we can only pray to God that their hunting guns backfire in their faces.


Prince William Flies off to Shoot Spanish Boar

[Not only does this make him a hypocrite, but somehow when someone who has it all chooses to do evil it makes it all that much despicable.]

Prince William flies off to shoot wild boar in Spain… days before launching a campaign to combat illegal hunting

Next week the prince is helping to lead conference on illegal wildlife trade …

By Rebecca English

7 February 2014

Prince William has flown off on a hunting trip days before taking part in a high-profile campaign to highlight poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.

Accompanied by his brother, Prince Harry, the second in line to the throne flew out to Spain on Thursday to shoot wild boar and stag at an estate in rural Cordoba owned by one of the wealthiest men in Britain, the Duke of Westminster.

The princes are frequent visitors to Finca La Garganta, which is one of the largest and most exclusive hunting estates in western Europe.

Prince William has been shooting boar on a private estate in Cordoba, Spain. Here he is engaging in the pastime at Sandringham in December 2005

Prince William has been shooting boar on a private estate in Cordoba, Spain. Here he is engaging in the pastime at Sandringham in December 2005

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Hunter Accidentally Kills Son After Mistaking Him For A Boar In France

The Huffington Post


hunter kills son

A French hunter accidentally killed his son in a tragic hunting accident Thursday. (Photo via Getty)
A hunting expedition in France’s Ardèche region ended in tragedy Thursday after a hunter accidentally killed his son.

According to daily newspaper Ouest-France, the 61-year-old saw a shadow pass and fired his weapon. However, the figure was not a wild boar, as the hunter expected, but his 35-year-old son.

Though resuscitation efforts were attempted, the man died at the scene. His father collapsed shortly after and has since been hospitalized while prosecutors investigate the circumstances of the fatal shooting.

The accidental shooting follows another hunting incident earlier this week that led to the death of a 6-year-old in northern France. The young boy died in a hospital Wednesday, succumbing to injuries he sustained Sunday when a hunter’s gun was accidentally discharged.

Earlier this year, France’s National Office for Hunting and Wildlife reported that there were 179 hunting accidents in the last hunting season, which lasted from June 2012 to May 2013, 21 of which were fatal.

Fort Worth teen seriously wounded in hunting accident

Sunday, Sep. 22, 2013 By Domingo Ramirez Jr.

FORT WORTH — A Fort Worth teen who was out hunting feral hogs in Hill County was seriously wounded over the weekend when another teen placed a rifle down on the backseat of a truck and the weapon discharged, authorities said Sunday.

The 13-year-old, whom authorities did not immediately identify, was taken by helicopter ambulance to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth where he underwent surgery. His condition early Sunday was listed as serious.

A friend of the family says the boy is an eighth-grader at Prairie Vistas Middle School in Fort Worth; the school is in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school district.

Investigators with the Hill County Sheriff’s Office believe it was an accidental shooting and no criminal investigation is under way, said Chief Deputy Sheriff Mark Wilson with the Hill County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday in a rural area a few miles south of Whitney. Whitney is about 70 miles south of Fort Worth.

The teen, another young boy and the father of one of the boys were out hunting hogs, Wilson said Sunday. One of the boys laid the rifle on a backseat and the weapon fired just as the victim was walking by the truck, Wilson said.

Authorities confiscated the rifle.

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