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Vier Pfoten protest against boar hunt in Romania

The Romanian Ex-Tennis Star and business tycoon Ion Tiriac has recently invited famous international guests to join him in a hunt on wild boars in Balc, in the northwest of Romania.

And although a closely guarded secret Vier Pfoten, an international society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, has now published the names of the guests.

It turned out that famous Austrians are among the invited guests, such as the ex-manager of Magna, Siegfried Wolf, the former Minister of Transport and presidential candidate Rudolf Streicher, the chairman of the board of Bank Austria Erich Hampel and Franz Rauch, a producer of fruit juices.

Vier Pfoten launched a peaceful demonstration in Vienna. They appealed to the hunting guests to replace their guns with tennis bats and stop killing animals for fun.

The organisation also launched a hot-air balloon with the statement "Stop Killing, play Tennis!" on it.

"There is no fair play in a driven hunt" said Gabriel Paun, Campaigns Director at Vier Pfoten International. "The animals have no option to escape and are necessarily killed.
Ion Tiriac should hold his business meetings within an ethically acceptable framework."

Since 2005, Ion Tiriac has been repeatedly inviting successful business partners and friends to take part in driven hunts in Romania. At least 1,700 boars have been killed in those hunts.

Tiriac keeps the date of the events in secret as they have become a hotly debated issue.

Vienna Times






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