• Sweden edition
 

Sticky buns 'devastating' for Swedish wild boar

Published: 29 Sep 2012 14:40 GMT+02:00
Updated: 29 Sep 2012 14:40 GMT+02:00

"It is not at all good for the animal's health," said Anders Hallengren at Skåne county council to the local Skånska Dagbladet daily.

The hunters in southern Sweden use bait to bring the animals out in the open and thus easier to target.

The hunters are reported to favour using cinnamon buns and other baked goods as they are both tempting for the boar and are also cheap.

But local officials warn that the practice, while increasing the chances of a successful hunt, it increases the risk that the boar suffer from weight problems and poor dental hygiene.

"A diet of cinnamon buns is devastating for a wild boar," Hallengren told the newspaper.

Furthermore as the baked bait is often placed alongside roads in the region there is a concern that the chance of car accidents involving wild animals will increase.

According to the National Wildlife Accident Council (Nationella Viltolycksrådet - NVR), a road accident involving a wild animal occurs on average every 15 minutes in Sweden.

The council has thus launched an information campaign to increase awareness and encourage road users to act more responsibly.

One key element of the campaign is to encourage car drivers to plan their trips in advance and thus enable them to avoid driving at excessive speeds.

The council has also launched a new telephone application which can be used to inform road users when they are entering a high risk zone.

The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

16:30 September 29, 2012 by entry
Is Sweden in violation of EU labeling requirements with regards to 'sticky buns' and wild boar obesity? This issue surprises me in that so little attention has been given to it. -Paul O_o
17:58 September 29, 2012 by Stitched
"It is not at all good for the animal's health," said Anders Hallengren

As opposed to being shot by a hunter ?
18:10 September 29, 2012 by Flygger
Without doubt so called "hunters" are the vilest creatures on this planet. What exactly do they hunt ?? I don't think putting bait down and waiting for a creature to come to you to get blasted out of existence is hunting at all. Besides that, they really are despicable cowards using high velocity rifles etc. Give them a club and a bear and see how brave these mighty heroes are. I guess they were probably abused as children or they are just plain out and out sick, twisted miscreants.

No point in them arguing they do it for food. Plenty of meat at the nearest butcher or supermarket. These cretins just want to have fun.
21:04 September 29, 2012 by entry
@18:10 September 29, 2012 by Flygger

Sneak silently upon your soy crop, tackle it, milk it and then beg it's forgiveness. Myself and others will stand on the sidelines laughing at you. -Paul
21:18 September 29, 2012 by Investor612
I suppose it's futile to try and explain to the emotionally upset that wildlife biologists use hunting seasons as a means to keep animal populations at a level that's healthiest for them and the habitat. And hunters eat the meat.

That "plenty of meat at the nearest supermarket:" How do you suppose it got there? Someone killed animals.
21:20 September 29, 2012 by dizzymoe33
I can see the new warning signs hanging in the woods-"please don't feed the animals with sticky buns due to health risks but please go ahead and shoot the animals for sports"!!!!
22:04 September 29, 2012 by Peter Thomas
@ Flygger

How is killing wild animals any worse than killing animals that have been reared for meat. Also, killing them with a high velocity rifle is surely much more humane than using a club.
19:10 September 30, 2012 by zeulf
@ Flygger that is a great first line, Just saw Harry potter and i thought that

Dementors were the viles creatures, except for little Know-it-alls who will complain about Hunting, go back to McDonald and get Your chicken from the white styrofoam container. and please don't hit a Svin on the road...
20:38 September 30, 2012 by johan rebel
The boars wouldn't have to run the risk of a toothache if these very same hunters, along with their allies the Lapps, were not hell-bent on killing every single wolf and lynx they can, legally or illegally.

A healthy predator population would soon sort the boars out, nature is pretty good at that sort of thing.

And yeah, hunting is by definition cowardly. But then again, the world is full of cowards. Moral and physical courage are rare qualities.
07:00 October 1, 2012 by Da Goat
Yep them buns sure are dangerous.... A pig chances a small hole in their tooth or a small hole in there head or chest ....still it probably is a good gamble!
00:52 October 3, 2012 by Flygger
@zeulf and Peter Thomas.. Oh dear.. A right pair you two are.

Neither of you have recognised that hunters kill for fun. I suppose you like that huh ? Maybe you are in the same club together and swap stories of how brave you have been.

Hunters are vile for the pleasure they take out of killing a creature that is defenceless. They have no need to kill except for the fun feeling it gives them.

Perhaps if they had been in the Falkland Islands in 1982 when I was there then killing would not have been so easy or entertaining.

Both of you have shown yourselves up to be a pair of numbskulls.
07:34 January 6, 2013 by huntwildpigdotcom
There are all sorts of ways to bait wild pigs. Visit www.HuntWildPig.com for baiting recipes that don't necessarily require sticky cinnamon buns. Wild pigs are very prolific creatures... If not checked by hunters, all the crops of vegetables would be destroyed or littered with e.coli, so please don't attack hunters until you get all the facts.
Today's headlines
Snake hunt after man claims playground bite
The Swedish adder. Photo: Piet Spaans

Snake hunt after man claims playground bite

A man claimed to have been bitten by a poisonous snake at a paddling pool in Gothenburg on Thursday prompting a hunt which ended without a trace of the offending reptile. READ  

Stockholmers sound off on 'beautiful Swedes'
Swedish girls in Stockholm. Photo: Susanne Walström/Imagebank Sweden

Stockholmers sound off on 'beautiful Swedes'

Following a Nordic survey in which Swedes were voted the "most attractive", The Local hit the streets to see what Stockholmers thought. READ  

Sweden keeps eye on Norway bomb threat
Norwegian police car at Oslo Gardemoen Airport. Photo: TT

Sweden keeps eye on Norway bomb threat

The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) have said that an "imminent terror threat" to neighbouring Norway doesn't yet affect Sweden although developments are being closely followed. READ  

Seven-year-old Swede cycles to Berlin
The Blomdahl family in Berlin. Photo: Private

Seven-year-old Swede cycles to Berlin

Edvin Blomdahl is seven-years-old. He also cycled from Sweden to Berlin, a journey of 370 kilometres, in four days. READ  

Opinion
'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'
Demonstrations at Sergels Torg in Stockholm. Photo: Kent Vilhelmsson

'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'

As the rhetoric rises at demonstrations in Swedish cities, Stockholm-based Israeli writer David Stavrou calls on Swedes to think before they shout and to cast a critical eye over much that is written and said about the conflict in Gaza. READ  

Brit's charity tractor trek heads for Sweden
The vintage tractor ready to travel from UK to north Norway. Photo: Peter Matheson

Brit's charity tractor trek heads for Sweden

A British man is set next month to drive from Scotland, across Sweden, and to the northern tip of Norway on a vintage tractor to raise money for a cancer charity. READ  

Sweden agency hikes heat warning to 'extreme'
This canine friend is not amused. Photo: TT

Sweden agency hikes heat warning to 'extreme'

Swedish weather agency SMHI has raised its weather warning to class 2, giving notice of "extremely high temperatures" in parts of the country. READ  

Songs for a hot Swedish summer
Ted Gärdestad. Photo: TT

Songs for a hot Swedish summer

Contributor Paul Connolly has put together a list of Swedish songs to capture balmy summer days, which in his neck of the northern woods are pushing the mercury above 35c for the first time in a century. READ  

Swedes suffer as buses boil in the summer sun
Photo: TT

Swedes suffer as buses boil in the summer sun

Stockholm's local traffic authority has received almost 300 complaints since June 1st with many regarding stifling heat on the city's buses, which lack air con. READ  

Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Aviv
Photo: Matt Rourke/TT

Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Aviv

UPDATE: About 270 passengers planning to fly to Stockholm are still stranded in Tel Aviv, and airlines have stated that flights will likely be grounded on Thursday as well. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Society
Swedes voted 'most beautiful' in the Nordics
Business & Money
Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin tax
National
Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growth
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Society
What's On in Sweden
Gallery
People-watching July 23
Blog updates

22 July

Det (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej! “Det” is a personal pronoun that can be used in many ways, and it might me confusing if you always translate “det” to English “it”. In this article I will do my best to guide you to how to use “det”. Det replacing a word, a phrase or a clause Let us begin with the less confusing..." READ »

 

22 July

PROTECTING GIRLS FROM ABUSE OF THEIR RIGHTS (The Diplomatic Dispatch) »

"Today (22 July) my Prime Minister, David Cameron, and UNICEF, are hosting the world’s first #GirlSummit in London. The Summit’s aim is to mobilise domestic and international efforts to end the appalling practices of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Early Forced Marriage (CEFM). This is a high priority for the UK government and the Prime..." READ »

 
 
 
National
Swedish cops elect not to shoot 'angry elks'
Business & Money
New alcohol retail rules threaten micro-breweries
Gallery
People-watching Båstad
Business & Money
Sweden falls to third in global innovation index
Society
Swedish ornithologists keep webcam watch
Photo: Andreas Nordström/Image Bank Sweden
Gallery
Top ten Swedish beach hot spots
Tech
Swedish Wiki vet sets new content record
Photo: Fastighetsbyrån
Lifestyle
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Photo: Finest.se
Gallery
People-watching July 15-16
Photo: Ola Ericson/Image Bank Sweden
Society
What's On in Sweden
Photo: Lisa Mikulski
National
Hope springs eternal for expat pet shop owner
Gallery
Princess Estelle steals limelight at mum's birthday
National
Swedes risk infants' lives by covering up prams
National
Swede runs for office just using Bitcoin funds
Gallery
People-watching July 11-13
National
Malmö mayor slams Danish beggar ban
National
Swedish anti-abortion midwife sues county
National
Swede's salary chopped for Facebook use
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Housing in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

710
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se