Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Senseless Waste

We have arrived once again to the hunting season in Tuscany. Oh joy of joys. That is me being sarcastic by the way.

  • Did you know that so far this hunting season 14 people have been shot dead by hunters.
  • The latest casualty was a nurse with a young family; he was out picking mushrooms when a hunter mistook him for a fox and shot him through the heart.
  • Last years season saw almost 30 people killed and 90 wounded.

Why is this allowed to continue? Could it possibly be because the Italian government are raking in the cash that the hunters pay in license fees? Is there not a better way to organise this?

And what about the hunting dogs? These animals that are kept outside in small kennels or cages all the year, brought out to go hunting and end up getting lost, or even killed because they have minimal training and handling.

Here is a link to a recent article on the Tuscan Hunters. Please read it.

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