Radioactive hogs!


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nofishbob
August 19, 2010, 11:01 AM
And we thought we had a problem with hogs in the US!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100819/ap_on_re_eu/eu_germany_radioactive_boars

It was interesting to read that not only does the Government pay hunters for the radioactive hogs, but that it is common to sell the hogs for commercial butchering for the general public.

Bob

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Roughneck08
August 19, 2010, 11:13 AM
Holy smokes!

hso
August 19, 2010, 11:21 AM
Game meats are purported to be much more popular in Europe than in the US and are sold in markets and used in restaurants more commonly.

We also have issues on a much smaller scale with contaminated deer and hogs that are taken on the reservations around US DOE and old military facilities that had radioactive contamination releases. Hunts on those reservations are by lot and all game taken has to go through a check station checking the critters for rad contamination. Most deer and boar taken pass monitoring, but some fail. There's no compensation to the hunter other than getting another pass to try for another animal.

MichaelK
August 19, 2010, 01:57 PM
Can't wait for the movie to come out.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the forest!

"RADIOACTIVE HOG"

svtruth
August 19, 2010, 02:22 PM
Won't burning the boar just re-release the radioactivity?

FLAvalanche
August 19, 2010, 02:24 PM
Making them glow in the dark makes them easier to shoot.

Guns and more
August 19, 2010, 03:27 PM
Mmmmm, barbecue that glows in the dark.

desidog
August 20, 2010, 11:06 AM
Compensation makes sense in Germany, because the process for a hunting license and associated fees are exponentially higher than the US. However, for 5-8K Euro for a license, 100 or 200E pretty much just covers the cost of gas transporting the beast to the check station. (Comparatively they pay for a liter what we pay for a gallon of fuel.)

i bet the boar are spreading the radioactive contaminants through fecal matter, crapping in the water that eventually comes out of a kitchen faucet.

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