Shocking videos posted by eyewitnesses on Facebook show the slaughtered wild boars and piglets in Budapest’s 12th dictrict.
On Wednesday, several posts were published on Facebook regarding the massacre of a pack of wild boars and piglets near the Szent János Hospital on the Buda side of the capital.
One of the eyewitnesses stopped at the scene at around 8.30 AM. After having heard several gunshots, the passengers looked out of the window and were greeted by the following horrific sight.
The man who published the Facebook post also added that a young boy went into shock due to the horrible event and an ambulance had to be called.
According to the relevant passage of the current Act in force regarding hunting activities, “a hunter may fire a shot with a hunting rifle or a hunting bow only if he has identified the game beyond any doubt and does not endanger the life, physical safety or property security of others by firing the shot.” Since the incident occurred during the morning rush hour, in full view of the tram passengers, this can be considered a criminal offence.
The Hungarian news portal 24.hu contacted the police regarding the incident. The Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK) communications department replied that the case had been reported to the police, and
the Budapest Police Headquarters District II Police Station ordered an investigation for negligent endangerment in the course of occupation.
No suspects were questioned until their response.
What is certain, however, is that there are strict rules on who can shoot animals on land and how they can shoot. For this, a permission is needed form the police – revealed the chief communications officer of the National Hungarian Hunting Protection Association to Blikk. Only those who have the right to use a weapon are allowed to hunt at a place and time approved by the police. When releasing the shot, the hunter must be sure that no damage to property and no personal injury can occur.
A local animal welfare foundation said in an official statement that it was filing a complaint about the shooting of wild boars. The case is considered a vile, sneaky, cruel, inhuman murder, unprofessional and a public nuisance. The foundation added that they are convinced that in addition to animal torture, perverse hunters thirsting for murder could commit the crime of misuse of firearms, harassment and public danger as well.
Source: 24.hu, blikk.hu