My wife saved him from certain death on November 16, 2020 when we found him downstairs. She fed him with a bottle. He remained to live freely in a pasture of two hectares with our donkey Gaston. august
never ran away in two years. He got scared with work at the neighbour’s. He left for the valley and within 24 hours he was killed. Poor animal. “In Cocquerel, Christian Niquet, 60, and his family”
mourn the pig august
“, the wild boar they had tamed was slaughtered in the neighboring town of Long, on the night of Friday March 18 to Saturday March 19, 2022.
A decision taken by a lieutenant of louveterie, following a prefectural decree, as confirmed by Philippe Fournier-Montgieux, sub-prefect of the arrondissement of Abbeville: “
This type of decision is taken regularly depending on the situation.
“. In this specific case, several attempts to remove the animal took place upstream. ”
Friday March 18, around 4 p.m., the town hall was informed that a wild boar was walking in the town, causing a certain amount of damage.reports Jean-Marie Pecquet, mayor of Long. I went there, I did not see him. I had to leave for professional reasons but two municipal agents were present. The boar was going to the properties. They tried to get him to leave and he came back.
The animal pushed back to Cocquerel
The town hall then alerted the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB) then the lieutenant of wolf hunting in the sector ”
get the animal out of the village. He managed to push him back on the plain, towards Cocquerelcontinues Jean-Marie Pecquet, who received, a little later, new calls from citizens: the boar was back. They were afraid of this animal of 80-90 kg which rushed into the fences. “At 10 p.m., the elected official received a call from the gendarmerie: “
people had dialed 17. I recontacted the lieutenant of louveterie. We tried to reach a veterinarian to put the boar to sleep. But none of them could move.
The prefecture therefore issued an order for the slaughter of wild boar. The mayor and the lieutenant of louveterie met in the village square.
around midnight. The boar was still wandering. He was menacing; he almost kicked me out. I had the fright of my life
“says Jean-Marie Pecquet. According to him, the animal is
entered a property. He charged. The lieutenant decided to shoot him around 1 a.m.. »
The “protection of persons”
The Chief Magistrate of Long recalls that ”
the protection of people
“justified this decision:”
Everything was done from the start to get him back out of the village. We followed the protocol. It remains a wild animal. This is not an order from the mayor of Long but from the prefecture. We didn’t know who it belonged to.
As for Cocquerel, the Niquets only learned of August’s fate later:
I thought he had followed other boars. I looked for it but not at Long. I learned the news on Sunday, while going to the cafe at Long.
Christian Niquet says he knows ”
legislation because I was a hunter. I want to make it clear that I did not have it. August was free. But I don’t understand how anyone could put down a beast like that. He wasn’t mean for two cents. »
According to the mayor of Long, August was taken care of “
for rendering, as provided for in the prefectural protocol. “A small consolation for Christian Niquet who refuses”
to see him end up in a pie. I remain more than sad. August had his place in our lives. We’ll try to turn the page slowly. »
Christian Niquet shared August’s story on Facebook. ”
Mr. Mayor performing it to you without shame or affection for animals, I see no value in you. You will remain in my eyes only a cynical individual, good luck to you
“, He concludes in his publication dated March 20, 2022. Words which have generated sometimes virulent reactions from Internet users. Jean-Marie Pecquet was the target of insults and threats. The first magistrate says he filed a first complaint this Monday, March 21 with the gendarmerie “
for slander against all Internet users who have made comments about me. The most unbearable in this story is the unleashing of violence against me. There are unimaginable hate speech. I can’t let myself get dirty like that: the office of mayor is also under attack. » Tuesday March 22, Jean-Marie Pecquet filed a second complaint for the new remarks “
on social media.