A public outcry was caused by the death of an 18-year-old from Apricale in the northern Italian region of Liguria, who had been traveling with his dog in a forest on Sunday. He was accidentally shot by a 29-year-old hunter looking for wild boars (STOL reported). The case caused outrage in Italy.
In the past 10 years, 218 people were killed in hunting accidents and 807 others were injured.
Environment Minister Sergio Costa put pressure on the regions responsible for setting the hunting season and called for the suspension of Sunday as the day for hunting from next weekend.
The former Minister of Tourism and Forza Italia MP, Michela Brambilla, urged the adoption of a bill prohibiting hunting, which already exists in Parliament.
Regardless of the many victims, the number of hunters since 2000 has dropped from 801,000 to 570,000. This is mainly due to the ever more expensive hunting licenses, reported experts, according to media reports.
My comment: Hopefully, Germany too is imitating the good example of its neighbors.
It may be a small step, but even small steps often have big effects.
My best regards, Venus