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June 25, 2022

The boars hunted at Balc infected with trichinosis

The Sanitary-Veterinary Department (DSVSA) of Bihor County declared the Balc hunting estate as area of trichinosis, because part of the boars shot on Saturday and Sunday, during the hunt organized by businessman Ion Tiriac, were found infected with trichinae.

“All the 160 wild boars harvested Saturday and Sunday, during the latest edition of the Balc hunt, received sanitary and veterinary tests, and five of them were found infested with trichinae,” the DSVSA official in charge with animal health, deputy head Sorin Hodisan told Mediafax. According to Hodisan, declaring the Balc estate as area infested with trichinosis “does not mean hunting parties will be stopped in the future, but authorities will step up the monitoring of the zone and will instate the obligation of submitting the game gathered in the area to sanitary and veterinary tests.” The DSVSA official also explained that the five boar carcasses found infested with trichinae “were seized and sent to Protan company, to be destroyed.”

The VIER PFOTEN Romania Foundation firmly disapproves the Balc hunt, Realitatea TV reports. The Foundation criticizes the perpetration, into the 21st Century, of the inhuman practices of mistreating and killing wild animals, which takes place at Balc. At the same time, the Foundation does not doubt the legality of the Balc hunt, which ranges within Romania’s legislation on hunting fund protection, but blames the morality of the way wild animals are treated in this situation.

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