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Animal Welfare Issues

Postby Scribe » Thu May 26, 2016 11:15 am

If a farmer did this he would be fined heavily or he could find himself in Jail. Different strokes for different folks but then there always has been.

I apologize for the quality of the photo. It is a pig with a tracking collar that was placed on its neck when it was much younger. The pig has grown and the rigid collar has turned the pigs neck into a huge festering wound. This is not the first pig that has turned up in this state.
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Re: Animal Welfare Issues

Postby Scribe » Thu May 26, 2016 11:25 am

The tracking collar. Note how small it needs to be to fit the size of pig released.

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Re: Animal Welfare Issues

Postby Scribe » Thu May 26, 2016 11:35 am

A friend who does the cartoons for the Pighunting Magazine sent the above through for me to put up here.

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Re: Animal Welfare Issues

Postby Packhorse » Thu May 26, 2016 12:38 pm

You'd think they'd track it down and put it out of its misery.....rough alright.


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Re: Animal Welfare Issues

Postby Happy » Thu May 26, 2016 12:58 pm

Send that to Heather Im Prissy su Ellen see if he or it is a she would report on that crap or is she too busy
adding to her rifle collection ... Hmmmmm :oops:
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Re: Animal Welfare Issues

Postby Rushy » Thu May 26, 2016 7:58 pm

Bloody criminal.
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Re: Animal Welfare Issues

Postby Woody » Thu May 26, 2016 8:13 pm

They swing these things on small birds as well, then repeatedly climb trees to the birds nests leaving a massive human scent trail for the stoats and rats to follow. Then blame the birds death on lack of 1080. FFS!
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Re: Animal Welfare Issues

Postby Scribe » Thu May 26, 2016 8:18 pm

Packhorse wrote:You'd think they'd track it down and put it out of its misery.....rough alright.


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There are more than just this one pig in the same predicament.
Experiences I have had with Landcare, is they start projects and then they are abandoned for one reason or another. Back in the mid nineties when science actually had a small part in what was happening in our Forests we set up an experiment for them not far from Trains Hut in the Matemateonga's. The project was to run for 10 years and it had two near identical sites. One site was to be the control area where 1080 was used and the other was an area that had none. The object was to learn how quickly possums would recolonize poisoned areas.
Our job was to use boards to set up permanent trap sets in these areas so they could be used every year so little variation would be apparent in the results 'The possums had to be released so no trapping bias would appear in the result. 'Permission to release the possum, even though we had just caught him nearly required a act of Parliament' and is a story of its own.

After a couple of years Landcare decided if we wanted to keep the contract we had to lower our price 'We were on an hourly rate of 15 dollars and hour'. Or they would get some university students to do our job for less. We walked out and Landcare got their students. We were bushmen and the students were not. Even with GPS they only found a portion as of the sets, it was tiger country and many of the lines were not where Landcare had them marked on the map. So the project was abandoned and nothing was learnt despite a heap of money being spent.

Probably a similar disfunction has doomed these wild pigs to a hideous and lingering death.
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Re: Animal Welfare Issues

Postby kaitieke1 » Thu May 26, 2016 8:19 pm

Couple of Hardcase guys I know caught one of those pigs with a tracking collar on one day, they cut the collar of and let the pig go, they then put the collar on a stock truck that was going from the central north island to the bottom of the south with the hope that landcare would see how far it had travelled and then they would be able to hear there theory on how said pig was able to travell so far???
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