they Went out together for the father, 55 years old, and his son, 34 -, to hunt wild boar in the province of Salerno, south of Italy, a hobby usual in the rural areas of this country.
They stepped into a hilly and forested area. The son heard his hunting dog barking, a prelude to the step of the dam, at the time that I noticed a movement among some bushes, and fired. But you made a fatal mistake: instead of killing a boar reached in the womb to his father, Martino Gaudioso , who died shortly after. The son confiscated the firearms and was charged with involuntary manslaughter and practicing hunting illegally, because the season opens on October 2. In addition, in the area of the region of Campania is an activity that is expressly prohibited throughout the year.
The tragedy shocked to the town of Sicignano (Salerno), of about 3,000 inhabitants, located in the Cilento National Park. But it has also raised controversy in the country, because it is not an isolated case."Enough with the Far West"
"Enough with the "Far West" in the forests and in the fields," said the former minister Michela Brambilla , president of the Italian League for the Defence of Animals and the Environment. "My condolences to the family suffering this tragedy, but at the same time, express deep disg u sto by the great indifference that the competent authorities reserved to the ongoing tragedy of deaths and injuries from legal hunting, as if it were a fact of nature". Brambilla also regretted the "lack of attention to the problem of poaching and illegal: "I do not count the cases of hunting in areas pohibidas, too close to houses or roads: it Is a genuine national emergency."
The latest tragedy linked to the hunt is also produced in the Campania region, on the 14th of July last, when he found the corpse of Gaetano Scala, 67 years of age. According to the autopsy, the hunter died because of a bullet that broke it accidentally from his rifle. In September of 2018, a young man of 18 years, Nathan Labolani , he died when a hunter shot him with his Winchester rifle to be confused with a wild boar in a forest near Ventimiglia, on the border with France. Another young man, Marco Tosti, 20, also died, shot by a hunter to be mistaken for a wild boar at about 50 kilometers from Rome.
hunting accidents in Italy are so numerous that they have even formed a pressure group to sensitize the public opinion and the authorities: The Association of Victims of the Hunt. Their data are dramatic: During the hunting season 2017-2018, died accidentally 22 pursuing hunters s and 68 were wounded. Hence, this association warn that hikers who go to walk their dogs in wooded areas, or to collect mushrooms in the hunting season, "you're playing with death."Updated Date: 24 September 2019, 09:01