Bihor County police officers have opened a criminal case concerning the hunt that took place in Balc over the weekend, after a man filed a complaint against the way animals are treated and called police. Police officers went to the hunting grounds on Saturday in order to establish the facts.
The traditional hunt organized by Ion Tiriac in Balc started on Saturday. An incident took place that same day.
Bihor County Police spokesperson Alina Dinu stated on Sunday for Mediafax that police officers have opened a criminal case after a man from Brasov filed a complaint against the hunt taking place on the private property in Balc.
“Yesterday (Saturday – editor’s note), a man from Brasov County filed a criminal complaint at the Marghita Police. He complained about the way animals are treated there. Police officers have opened a criminal case and went there to establish the facts, in line with procedures,” Alina Dinu stated.
According to the aforementioned source, the same man who filed the complaint also called the 112 emergency phone number.
Since the Balc domain is private property, the hunt taking place there is not subjected to the hunting law, the aforementioned source pointed out.
According to local sources, this year’s participants to the hunt were: Prince Dimitrie Sturdza; Wolfgang Porsche, owner of Germany’s Porsche company; Italian fashion designer Stefano Ricci; former Chrysler-Daimler President Klaus Mangold; former Philip Morris and Porsche financial expert Peter Rau; Cartier designer Alfred Baumhauer; former Austrian minister and head of the Austrian Socialist Party Rudolf Streicher; industrialists Wolfram Zoller, Siegfried Wolf, Alexander Pappas and Rafael Malo; Austrian banker Erich Hampel; Ukrainian politician Nestor Shuyfrych; Covasna-based businessman Arpad Sarkany; former Bucharest Financial Guard Director Sorin Florea; Sandu Georgescu, owner of one of the companies that implemented the EADS system.
The hunt was expected to end on Sunday.
The hunts in Balc became known in 2005, when 185 boars were shot. Former Premier Adrian Nastase shot 23 of them.
The Balc domain spans 150 hectares and is located in Balc commune, Bihor County.