Tuesday, March 8, 2016

“A stuffed wild boar greeted customers at a butcher in...

"A stuffed wild boar greeted customers at a butcher in Chianti, in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany. Wine growers and farmers say that an exploding population of voracious wild boars and deer is threatening a delicate Tuscan ecosystem, in addition to damaging the production of their treasured #Chianti Classico. The ungulates have been savoring the sugary grapes and the vines' tender sprouts, resulting in an estimated at $11 million to $16 million in lost harvest every year. In February, after years of lamenting, the region approved a law aimed at drastically reducing the number of wild boars and deer over the next 3 years. The photographer Nadia Shira Cohen photographed vineyards and wild boar in Chianti — including this creature who, at this stage, probably can't be blamed for feasting on vines." By nytimes on Instagram.

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