Owner Of Escaped Wild Boars Fined $1,000

A Russell County man has just been fined $1,000 for failing to notify the Ministry of Natural Resources of 16 escaped wild boars.

 

The court heard that on August 12, 2008, a conservation officer visited a property near Embrun where numerous wild boars were being kept. 

 

An investigation revealed that 16 wild boars had escaped that spring. The animals were all eventually killed by vehicle collision, predator or hunters with the owner’s consent.

 

According to the MNR, escaped animals such as wild boars can cause tremendous ecological damage to native ecosystems because of competition for habitat, food and the possibility they might introduce disease into native wildlife populations.

 

The fine is very unfortunate for the boar-farmer, but evidently the Ministry takes these sorts of things seriously.

 

Outdoorguy

4 thoughts on “Owner Of Escaped Wild Boars Fined $1,000”

  1. What about the encounters with vehicles. What was the cost to the vehicle owner (if only damage to the vehicle) for his / herpremium deductible. If it would have happen to me, my deductible is $1,000.00

    Don’t know what would have been a fare fine for this sort of thing (mishap). Hopefuly, it won’t happen again.

  2. Typos today.

    Edited

    What about the encounters with vehicles. What was the cost to the vehicle owner (if only damage to the vehicle) for his / her premium deductible. If it would have happen to me, my deductible is $1,000.00

    Don’t know what would have been a fair fine for this sort of thing (mishap). Hopefuly, it won’t happen again.

  3. Sounds tasty, I’d love to source him out for a BBQ.

    Too bad about the fine, the MNR isn’t sympathetic, perhaps he should go to court to fight the fine. especially if he took reasonable measures to recover the boars and wasn’t aware of MRNs requirements.

  4. It’s funny Allen; I had nice crispy bacon in mind when I wrote that.

    Sadly, I do feel bad for the guy but it seems they have zero tolerance for these things, and apparently he had not told them about the escape.

    Outdoorsguy

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