Calls for tougher rules for French hunters after hiker shot dead


After a 25-year-old woman was shot dead on a marked walking trail in central France at the weekend in an apparent boar-hunting accident, politicians campaigning in upcoming presidential elections have joined calls for the introduction of a strict limit on days allowed for hunting, and notably a weekend ban.

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The accidental killing of a hiker by a teenager who was hunting wild boar has rekindled a bitter debate over stricter regulations of France’s hunting tradition before the presidential election in April, reports The Guardian.