Sir Paul McCartney declines to cull wild boar on his estate

December 10th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI  

Paul McCartney

London, December 10 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney has refused to give into the pressure put by his neighbours to cull wild boar on his property, according to reports.

The 66-year-old rocker and animal-rights activists decision has reportedly disappointed the locals who had been hoping to control the animal number at his 1,500-acre East Sussex estate.

As per the Brit government policy, landowners and communities have the power to cull the animals that pose a threat to the environment, farming or human safety.

The singers fellow residents have allegedly been suffering crop, tree and garden damages perpetrated by dozens of havoc-wreaking boar, weighing up to 900 pounds.

“The boar are doing huge damage. They are also dangerous if confronted. Locals are up in arms. They are breeding like rabbits,” the Telegraph quoted a person, as telling the Sun.

“Boar are a huge problem for farmers. As with deer, the Government has a policy to allow humane culling but Sir Paul is having none of it,” the person added.

Sir Pauls rep has declined to comment. (ANI)

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