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Due to Ban on Hunting, Wild Boars Rampant in Islamabad
dAWN ^ | Kalbe Ali

Posted on 11/04/2013 12:34:01 PM PST by nickcarraway

Previously, many people hunted the animal, some as a sport and others for its meat.

For Senator Sughra Imam, a walk in the city after sunset has become increasingly terrifying because of the ubiquitous wild boars.

“Over the years, the population of this wild beast has multiplied, but complaints in this regard could not move the Capital Development Authority (CDA),” she said while talking to Dawn.

“In a recent meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet, I also lodged a complaint with the CDA chairman,” the senator added.

Like a seasoned bureaucrat, the CDA chairman, Nadeem Hassan Asif, readily promised to initiate a drive in this regard, she added.

Even ordinary citizens who like to stroll at night after dinner say they come across the animal more often compared to previous years.

“My whole family has been walking up and down this street outside our house for almost twenty years, but this summer, we saw far more pigs than before,” said Tahir Hussain, a resident of F-6.

Similar views were expressed by other residents of the city as well.

Residents of the federal capital claim they see the wild animal almost everywhere at night because the population of this animal has grown significantly during the last few years after their culling and hunting was banned.

While spotting wild birds and porcupines is becoming increasing difficult in Islamabad as their numbers have dwindled, one can easily find a pack of brown or black wild boars in the city.

“It was not an issue a decade ago,” said an official of the CDA’s environment department, adding, “previously, many locals and even foreigners used to hunt them but due to security concerns, nobody is allowed to use guns in Islamabad anymore.”

Previously, many people hunted the animal, some as a sport and others for its meat.

However, after the ban, the district administration has stopped issuing hunting permits.

“It used to be trophy hunting earlier, but we do not allow any individual to hunt animals now due to security concerns,” said Amer Ahmed Ali, the deputy commissioner of Islamabad.

He said hunting involved guns and the administration could not allow firing in the residential areas.

“The most serious issue is that hunters could be mistaken as terrorists by the security personnel posted on the Margalla Hills, and terrorists could easily move in the region in the guise of hunters,” he added.

However, he maintained that permits to hunt and kill wild boars were being issued to institutions such as the CDA, but they seldom applied.

The CDA had initiated a programme to cull wild boars in 2006 when a feed of molasses and corn mixed with a special poison, ‘row men’, was placed at selected spots in the F-9 Park.

“Though it was a success and we were able to collect the carcasses of several boars, the poison was endangering other animals as well. Besides, the park is situated very close to populated areas,” said an official of the CDA environment wing.

Though no serious effort has been made to ascertain the exact number of wild boars in the capital, environmentalists estimate that the figures could be close to a million as the animal was spread all over the Margalla Hills National Park.

A key reason for the rapid growth of wild pigs is that the animal is not only omnivorous but also extremely well adapted to the local environment. Islamabad, with several lush green spots and a large number of streams flowing through the city, has made the breeding of these animals easier.

The animal can weigh up to 100kg and has sharp teeth.

In addition, the adult male hogs are also armed with small upward curving tusks that can seriously injure humans. Luckily, not many reports are received of boars attacking humans or domestic animals.

“This is also a major reason why many people are not alarmed by the growing number of wild boars,” said a CDA official who believed that apart from their growth, there was no major issue with the increasing number of wild boars.

“But if we want to contain them, the management of garbage has to be improved. The litter is always spilling out of the bins and routine checks at the undergrowth around streams could be beneficial in reducing the pigs’ number,” the CDA official added.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Religion
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; islamabad; pakistan; secondamendment; wildlife

1 posted on 11/04/2013 12:34:01 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The pigs take out the taliban ... priceless


2 posted on 11/04/2013 12:40:08 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: nickcarraway

Too bad they can’t eat bacon. This problem would be fixed in no time at all.


3 posted on 11/04/2013 12:43:20 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: knarf

they shouldn’t try to marry them. maybe the boars would leave them alone.


4 posted on 11/04/2013 12:43:32 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: nickcarraway

From Jupiter to Vero they estimate there are a million boar and feral pigs running wild tearing things up and we have a 24 hour shoot on sight deal going here.
Can’t have em ruining the runway
But still they are all over,.


5 posted on 11/04/2013 12:44:30 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: 3Fingas

Agreed. If these people appreciated good BBQ, they would be enjoying a real windfall.


6 posted on 11/04/2013 12:47:48 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Joe Boucher

Jupiter? I didn’t think they spread past Mars.


7 posted on 11/04/2013 12:49:59 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: PGR88

They wouldn’t have the problem in the first place though.


8 posted on 11/04/2013 12:50:45 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: Joe Boucher

PAKISTAN - A PARADISE FOR BOAR HUNTERS


9 posted on 11/04/2013 12:51:19 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: nickcarraway

Bring back the Bengal Lancers! They knew what those “pig stickers” were for!


10 posted on 11/04/2013 12:52:04 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: JoeProBono
MMMMM .. bacon ...
11 posted on 11/04/2013 12:53:38 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: nickcarraway

Dogs and spears. The old fashioned way.


12 posted on 11/04/2013 12:54:30 PM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: 3Fingas

They eat pork when nobody is watching.


13 posted on 11/04/2013 12:54:59 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: nickcarraway

This is a growing problem in some US states too.

Does anyone know if you can cook and eat wild boar?


14 posted on 11/04/2013 12:55:07 PM PST by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: PGR88

can you eat ‘em?


15 posted on 11/04/2013 12:55:24 PM PST by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K

They are made of meat...


16 posted on 11/04/2013 1:01:33 PM PST by samiam5
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

17 posted on 11/04/2013 1:03:52 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Mr. K

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090525165549AA9oVha


18 posted on 11/04/2013 1:05:29 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Mr. K
There was a special aired on the History Channel not long ago about wild boar hunting in the area along the west central Red River (Texas/Oklahoma).

Any town that helped put up the money and manpower for a hunt was rewarded with a wild boar BBQ at the conclusion of a successful hunt. Everybody said the meat was wonderful-- tasted just like pork with a little game favor. Much better in a way sort of like grass fed beef as opposed to the commercial feedlot beef.

19 posted on 11/04/2013 1:06:20 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nickcarraway

Muslims might want to reconsider developing a taste for wild pork... because the wild pigs are probably sizing up muzzies for dinner. And how priceless would that imagery be...

“No Virgins For You!”


20 posted on 11/04/2013 1:06:42 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Mr. K

Absolutely you can eat them. They’re tougher than the pork in your freezer though. Cook them loooong and low...


21 posted on 11/04/2013 1:06:49 PM PST by Kenton
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To: JoeProBono
Wow! I sense a major village BBQ in the offing.

They're going to need 200 lbs of rice, 75 lbs of pineapple ... 1 ghost pepper

22 posted on 11/04/2013 1:08:25 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: JoeProBono
A closer view of that one boar in the rear.. far right...


23 posted on 11/04/2013 1:09:36 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: wiggen
they shouldn’t try to marry them. maybe the boars would leave them alone

Actually the boars that are bothering them are the ones who said, "I do."

24 posted on 11/04/2013 1:12:13 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: dangerdoc

And drink booze and go to strip clubs.


25 posted on 11/04/2013 1:16:57 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Mr. K; All

Some of the best pork I have ever had. Quite lean. Delicious.

I hear that once they get over about 250 - 300 lbs, they are not as good.


26 posted on 11/04/2013 1:17:38 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: JoeProBono

We shoot em and make sure they are off the runway or taxi’s and leave em to bloat up where they become vulture food.


27 posted on 11/04/2013 1:23:28 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: knarf

Poetic, isn’t it?


28 posted on 11/04/2013 1:25:40 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: dangerdoc

Lots of Muslims do un-Islamic things when they can get away with it.


29 posted on 11/04/2013 1:31:58 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Mr. K
I had feral pig with breakfast this morning. Will do the same tomorrow morning. They are good eats.

/johnny

30 posted on 11/04/2013 1:45:10 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Exactly one time in my life I took on an 80 lb pig using only a 10" carving knife (I was using the knife, not the pig). I will NEVER do that again.

I did get the pig.

It did not get me.

It was a close run thing.

/johnny

31 posted on 11/04/2013 1:48:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mr. K; All

Wild Boar is served in some of the finest Restaurants here in TEXAS.

Be sure to ask the Rancher’s permission before you enter onto his land. Often, the Rancher will welcome Hog hunters.

Be respectful of the Rancher’s investment, as we have had years of drought here and so there is not much money left to mend fences.


32 posted on 11/04/2013 2:00:54 PM PST by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I have one of these. I would like to try it some day....
33 posted on 11/04/2013 2:01:08 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
Be prepared for a fight. They don't go quietly into that good night. I went back to 7.62x39 in the head. That takes all the fight out of them.

/johnny

34 posted on 11/04/2013 2:05:59 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Adrenalin check....


35 posted on 11/04/2013 2:14:20 PM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: Mr. K

You can eat them, the young ones taste OK, some of the older ones stink when you cook them. My BIL takes a frying pan out when he shoots hogs. He will field dress then build a fire and slice off a piece and fry it right there in the field. If it stinks, he leaves it for the coyotes.


36 posted on 11/04/2013 2:28:49 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Our native military consultant loved the pork patty MRE. He’d dig through the box and take them all, pissed the Marines off big time.


37 posted on 11/04/2013 2:33:40 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc

It is pretty good. But I have found that even MREs will go bad after being stored for 15 years in Yuma, Arizona.


38 posted on 11/04/2013 4:05:36 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Mr. K

Does anyone know if you can cook and eat wild boar?
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Absolutely! Past threads here regarding the hunting of them in Texas had many comments about how tasty they are.


39 posted on 11/04/2013 8:00:53 PM PST by octex
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To: samiam5; All

yeah- I figured it was a dumb question, but hey! that’s what freepers are for!

thanks for all the replies

I thought wild board sounded quite tasty, but in Tucson Arizona they have a wild-pig-looking critter called a “havolina” (cant remember the correct spelling) and it looks like a tasty little oinker, but the locals say they don’t eat them because they are like rodents or something


40 posted on 11/05/2013 3:02:44 AM PST by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: nickcarraway
Luckily, not many reports are received of boars attacking humans or domestic animals.



Not many...a few...whaddaya gonna do...meh! -shrug-

41 posted on 11/05/2013 8:42:12 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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