December 18, 2007

Save one wild animal, eat the neighbour’s

Filed under: Animals by Orangemaster @ 10:41 am

More than half of the members of Parliament apparently do not shy away from eating deer this time of year, according to De Telegraaf. The newspaper found it ‘very interesting’ that this same group of people were against shooting the wild pigs that have been plaguing the East of the country, on the border with Germany.

One member of Parliament said “When I defend shooting the wild pigs in the big hall, some colleagues of other parties look at me like ‘how dare you?’, but 10 metres down the hall, they’re totally digging in.” In fact, the chef has even run out of deer meat on more than one occasion. And then the deer meat in the government cantina is imported because local deer meat is too expensive.

Read some more: Wild pig season opens in Epe


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July 25, 2007

Wild pig season opens in Epe

Filed under: Animals by Orangemaster @ 11:16 am

Today the town of Epe, Gelderland has declared open hunting season on wild pigs. Apparently, the boars cause problems inside and outside of town, wrecking gardens and wandering downtown at night, catching drivers off guard. Solution? Shoot them on the edge of town, because they will reproduce. When they make it in town, they will be shot at with a gun used for fireworks. Thursday the real shooting will get underway by people hired to do so.

Is it just me or will local restaurants with culinary insight want to get in on this?

(Link: blik op nieuws)

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