- A wild boar seen walking on a beach in Cannes on Tuesday was shot dead in the evening by a lieutenant of cubs.
- The town hall claims to have "learned of the slaughter of the wild boar through social networks" and indicates that it "would obviously have preferred a trapping system or other to evacuate it".
- The association One Voice also denounces a "decision revealing the ineptitude of the methods used by the authorities".
Who gave the order to kill a wild boar seen walking on a beach in Cannes on Tuesday? The killing of the animal, denounced by the association One Voice, gives rise in recent days to discordant versions between the town hall and the prefecture of Alpes-Maritimes. The first claims to have "never given" a "slaughter order" while, according to the second, "the municipal police of Cannes has requested the assistance of the departmental association of wolf makers" to "manage the situation".
In a statement issued to "recall" the "applicable regulations", the services of the State explain that the wild boar is "classified as a harmful species", in particular because of "security disorders that it can cause in urban areas". They also indicate that in this regard a mayor may "use his general police power to seize a lieutenant of louveterie responsible for assessing the situation".
The town hall would have preferred "a trapping system"
And the latter will be able, still supports the prefecture, "euthanize the animal if necessary". It is therefore he who would have taken the decision to "neutralize" the ungulate. However, it is precisely this point that the municipality denounces. In a response sent to 20 Minutes, she claims to have "learned about the slaughter of wild boar through social networks" and "regrets [that] there was not more reflection and consultation before implementing this radical solution". "The municipality would obviously have preferred a trapping system or other to evacuate the wild boar," she says.
A video posted on Twitter shows the wolf lieutenant shooting at the animal, huddled up against a low wall. The scene takes place Tuesday night, at night, and is lit by the flashlight of a national policeman, also present on the scene.
For One Voice, this boar "shot at close range" could indeed have "been captured and released into the wild". "Refugee on a deserted beach, the frightened animal presented no imminent danger," according to the association, which denounces a "decision revealing the ineptitude of the methods used by the authorities". On Twitter, with a hashtag, she calls for an end to the "slaughter of wild animals".
- Wild boar
- Animal protection