The Extremadura joint will allow hunting activity in the Monfagüe National Park starting next October in order to achieve “the necessary ecological balance that prevents damage to flora and fauna, but also protects livestock from the effects of some species such as wild boars”, as announced by its president, Maria Guardiola.
During his participation in the XII Meeting of Societies and Hunters, held this Sunday within the framework of the Iberian Hunting, Fishing and Nature Fair (Feciex) 2023 in Badajoz, the head of the regional Executive has indicated that species such as wild boars can be transmitters of diseases such as tuberculosiswhich “can cause significant public health problems.”
Current controls such as selective cages for wild boars or the creation of small fences have turned out to be “not effective”, and for this reason “we wanted to put this system in place, and thus comply with one of the demands” that the sector made ” for quite some time,” he indicated.
As he said, it is change current population control systems “who have no respect for animals” for traditional hunting through hunts without dogs that will be carried out by the local hunting societies of the municipalities belonging to Monfragüe, “a more effective system and more respectful of the species.”
He explained that “the National Parks Law already enables some aspects, such as hunting with or without a dog”, but that the park “expressly prohibits it”, so “there were no specific actions contemplated for this control.”