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In Italy, Officials Shoot Friendly Pig by the Tracks

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Italy is a major exporter of meat from pigs, which was made into a special dish in the southern Italian city of Naples following a series of deadly piglet epidemics.

But there is always the possibility that the pigs are not so friendly after all. On Friday, officials in Rome, Italy, shot dead an apparently friendly boar and its six piglets. As reported by the Italian news agency ANSA, 20-year-old Roberto Daperti had stepped out of his apartment near central Rome to observe a boar near the city’s Termini railway station.

It is illegal to shoot a boar, but authorities took the advice of the boar’s owner and shot the animal in order to protect people and cars from the unusual animal. As well as the boar and its daughters, authorities said two companions of the boar were killed with an air gun and four others were injured.

It is illegal to shoot a boar, but authorities took the advice of the boar’s owner and shot the animal in order to protect people and cars from the unusual animal. As well as the boar and its daughters, authorities said two companions of the boar were killed with an air gun and four others were injured.

According to ANSA, police released the boar to its owner later that day, but the piglets were crushed by an excavator and buried in a trench. The six were also euthanized in a secure place. They were all female, and the police recorded them as abandoned.

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Twitter fans couldn’t help but mock this story with comments such as, “Pigs break rules all the time.” But they weren’t entirely wrong. Animal rights activists have been calling for the euthanasia of all pigs, given that there have been more than 90 cases of piglet deaths in the regions of Sicily and Lazio this year alone. They point out that the Italians, who consume more pork than most Europeans, consume more pigs than wild boars, which die out naturally.

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