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Pigs in Fiordland National Park Irresponsible

Pigs in Fiordland National Park Irresponsible

“The release of pigs found recently in the Kepler Mountains area of Fiordland National Park is totally irresponsible,” said Garry Ottmann Executive Director of the Game and Forest Foundation.

There are already plenty of good pig hunting opportunities in Southland so it appears the perpetrators have obviously not thought this through,” said Garry Ottmann.

“Whatever their motives are, if they think they are helping the cause of hunting in New Zealand then they are very very wrong.”

The Game and Forest Foundation does not support the illegal release of game animals and has offered to help the Department of Conservation find and remove the pigs.

“After talking to staff in Te Anau today, the Department of Conservation seems to have the situation in hand and they have our full support” said Garry Ottmann.

“Game and Forest also supports DOC bringing the full force of the law to bare should the culprits be found.”

Game & Forest is an independent non-profit foundation representing New Zealanders who value our game and forests. Game & Forest promotes sustainable management of game animals as a valuable economic, social, cultural and conservation resource.

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