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my god what wonderful quotes


Things that I did not know about Berlin that I do now:

-They have a large and rising wild boar population
-To combat this, they have licensed “urban hunters”—if I ever order more business cards, that may replace “professional” as my job title on them
-At least one of these hunters is brilliantly candid about the realities of being an urban boar hunter:

“There is no way that hunting can get rid of them all,” he says. “Ultimately we must learn to share the city with the swine.”

“Mr. Eggert, the hunter, thinks it’s time Berlin’s authorities got tough. He says: ‘We should just gather hunters at the these feeding sites, make the civilians stand aside, and feed the swine with lead.'”

WSJ- In Berlin’s Boar War, Some Side With the Hogs


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