Lleida farmers throw reside and lifeless rabbits in a protest

The march of Lleida farmers to protest in opposition to the plague of rabbits which can be endangering their crops has ended on the Territorial Services of Agriculture the place they’ve thrown reside and lifeless rabbits on the gates.

It has been the tip level to a protest that started early within the morning. Some 1,500 tractors have participated in keeping with the organizers and 770 in keeping with the Lleida City Council. An enormous march to demand measures in opposition to the plague of rabbits which can be devastating the fields of the Ponent area.

The protest known as by the platform ‘Pagesos o conills’ (Farmers or rabbits) has had the assist of Unió de Pagesos, Joves Agricultors i Ramaders de Catalunya, the Agrarian Association of Young Farmers (Asaja) and the Federation of Agrarian Cooperatives of Catalonia.

Image of the march of tractors by way of the streets of LleidaEUROPA PRESS

According to the organizers, “there has not been every other climate circumstance that has made us lose as a lot cash because the rabbits”, they’ve warned. The conveners have criticized that “a plague doesn’t finish with good phrases or with good intentions” and have maintained that the actions taken in opposition to the plague have fallen on the farmers.

They have demanded measures past searching: they ask for the usage of aluminum phosphide and night time nets by a specialised firm, actions that of their opinion correspond to the Ministry.

They additionally ask that the searching license be free whereas the plague lasts, that the peasants can perform earthworks within the areas with the best density of animals, have the ability to hunt at night time with night time imaginative and prescient, that they be supplied with ammunition and compensation.

extraordinary measures

The Secretary for Food, Carmel Mòdol, has identified that the rabbit plague is a matter of concern and has advocated “new extraordinary measures past people who have taken place to this point”.

“In latest years, between 40,000 and 50,000 rabbits have been killed a yr and now for a number of years we have now been between 300,000 and 350,000”, said the director of territorial companies of the Ministry in Lleida, Ferran de Noguera.

Some of the individuals have known as for the resignation of the Minister for Climate Action, Agriculture and Food, Teresa Jordà, and within the agreed textual content, they’ve lamented: “In seven months our division, the one which represents that ought to assist us, has carried out nothing of what was in his arms”

Tension on the finish of the march

Upon arriving on the Territorial Agricultural Services, there have been moments of pressure when some protesters have tried to entry the constructing. And others have chosen to throw reside rabbits on the doorways of the constructing.

‼️ This has occurred at the moment in a farmers’ march in Lleida: a number of the protesters have thrown lifeless and dying rabbits in opposition to the Climate Action Territorial Services constructing.

It’s insupportable.

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Several environmental entities have introduced that they will denounce the farmers and teams which have demonstrated for alleged animal abuse by throwing dying rabbits to the bottom.