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Wild boars offer challenge for returnees in radiation-hit Fukushima

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By Teppei Kasai and Kiyoshi Takenaka

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its hunting season in Fukushima! get some sharp shooters who can do the job cleanly and professionally. the meat can also be used in local restaurants or sold elsewhere. as long as it isnt infected with radiation.

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They might have to start seriously aiding young people in becoming hunters. Not only wild boar, but also deer are a huge problem in rural Japan.

Deer overpopulation — and the environmental degradation that often comes with it — is a serious problem not just in Nara but throughout Japan. A 2006 book titled “Sekai Isan wo Shika ga Ku: Shika to Mori no Seitaigaku (Deer are Eating Our World Heritage Sites: The Ecology of Deer and Forests”; Bun-ichi Sogo Shyuppan) describes the damage that herds are causing to Japan’s natural treasures from Hokkaido to Yakushima.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2008/10/29/environment/naras-cute-destructive-deer/#.WMDSQTjatC8

My idea: let's have a gov run program where deer and boar are captured and put into farms. The meat from both animals can be used for domestic consumption and export. Make the consumption of both very cheap. Its also extremely healthy. Wild boar meat can be substituted for pork in many places: I have had some delicious boar ramen. I would prefer to eat boar and deer over pork and beef any day.

Venison is widely considered by modern nutritionists to be a very healthy meat.[citation needed] Since wild deer are not confined to limited spaces and eat a natural diet, their meat is natural and free of artificial hormones.[citation needed] Venison is higher in moisture, similar in protein and lower in calories, cholesterol and fat than most cuts of grain-fed beef, pork, or lamb.[

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venison

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Thats a good idea Aly. Provided the hunters can make clean one-shot kills, it could be quite lucrative for the city!

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I really do think hunting pigs with guns but dogs and knifes, yes Aly. The problem with the wild pig meat are worms and para site and Que desease. This will build a interest in their dogs instead of their guns. The meat can be used to feed the dogs. The Pig Body and teach butchery

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The problem with the wild pig meat are worms and para site and Que desease

yes but with every kind of meat there are diseases-

beef- mad cow pork-swine flu chicken- bird flu venision- chronic waste disease

wild boar meat is leaner and healthier than pork,[87] being of higher nutritional value and having a much higher concentration of essential amino acids

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_boar

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What do they do with these possibly radioactive "captured" pigs?

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30+ years after Chernobyl boars in Central Europe are still not safe for human consumption: http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-czech-boars-still-radioactive-31-years-after-chernobyl-2017-1

You do NOT want to eat boar who have been in radioactive areas.

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"Everything is a challenge to those returning to their former homes and communities".

Feral pigs, wild dogs, snakes, increase in rodents like rats. Lack of public transport, schools, healthcare, hospitals, shopping, dentists.

Only some areas have been declared safe from radiation while other areas will be off limits for decades. No go areas.

Mostly it's only the old returning with younger parents and their children refusing to return. After one year of the lifting of the evacuation their compensation payments will end.

There are still nearby areas with readings of 10 mircosieverts/hour.

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What do they do with these possibly radioactive "captured" pigs?

those will have to be either put in a zoo or put down. Then cut into small pieces and fed to the carp, I guess

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Aly these pig have been living around where human used to live. Like we all have poop farms around these deserted area and pig just love poop farms and poop tanks. There are worm and parasite that love living in poop. Mr pig and family, love nothing better then eating these big fat radioactive 25NB x 500 mm long worms that have grown because treatment of the poop farm had stop and over time have grown to gigantic size . If the area is in a natural state and never been by elected by human habitation yes eat the pig but be sure to know what to look for when you butcher the Pig if it is effected. With parasite and worm effect meat K9 can consume and will not get effected due to their gut bacteria. but radioactive meat will effect the dogs health.

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Fine John. Don't eat the radioactive boar. Just put them in a zoo where people can come and watch them but have a barrier (but not a cage) separating the people from the animals for safety. The ones that are not radioactive can be caught as food

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In the nearby town of Tomioka, hunter Shoichiro Sakamoto leads a team of 13 assigned to catch and kill the wild boars with air rifles.

Can you really kill a wild boar with an air rifle??

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Just put them in a zoo where people can come and watch them but have a barrier (but not a cage) separating the people from the animals for safety. The ones that are not radioactive can be caught as food

Don't even know where to start with that idea

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Fukushima Daiishi plant drove residents out of the town 6 years ago, and they finaly are allowed to be back. Because of this, Wild Boars are now being briven out by them. I don't know what to say the matter.

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Inoshishi nabe wa totemo oshi desu. A wild pig is a seriously dangerous animal more so than a wild dog or wolf.

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It is not really clear now which is the master of the town, people or wild boars, said Tamotsu Baba, mayor of the town

to catch and kill the wild boars with air rifles. Twice a week, they set about 30 cage traps, using rice flour as bait.

Japan just made itself look really stupid. And savage

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Don't even know where to start with that idea

You start by catching the boars and testing them for radiation

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"At the end of March, Japan is set to lift evacuation orders for parts of Namie, located just 4 km from the wrecked nuclear plant, as well as three other towns."

Hands up anyone game enough to go and live 4 Klm from the nuclear plant.

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According to this news story, the boars are "all but glowing with up to 300 times the safe level of radioactive element caesium-137".

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/03/10/14/04/fukushima-towns-overrun-by-radioactive-boar

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