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  Mayor of Rome sues local region over wild boar ‘invasion’
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Sep 02, 2021 11:38am
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AuthorLorenzo Tondo
News DateThursday, September 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRome’s mayor has opened a criminal lawsuit against the surrounding Lazio regional government over “the massive and uncontrolled presence of wild boar in Italy’s capital”.

In recent years, Rome’s citizens and farmers have protested about wild boar wreaking havoc on their land and causing fatal car crashes. The animal is believed to be responsible for an average of 10,000 road accidents a year in the country.

The capital’s mayor, Virginia Raggi, of the Five Star Movement (M5S) has accused the regional government, led by former Democratic party (PD) leader Nicola Zingaretti, of being responsible for what she described as a “boar invasion” and failing to implement “effective management plans for these animals”.

Debate was rekindled in May by a video widely shared on social media that showed six wild boar surrounding and stealing the shopping from a woman who had just come out of a supermarket near Rome.
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