Emmanuel Macron would have promised new aid to hunters

The meeting was originally going to last between three-quarters of an hour and an hour. But finally, the interview between the president and the national secretary of the federation of hunt lasted more than 1 hour and 40 minutes, while the two men welcomed him the office. The opportunity for Willy Schraen and Thierry Cabanes to obtain guarantees from the Head of State, who has visibly shown himself “listening” and “driven by the desire to act and move quickly”. Among the hot topics, there was the one related to the damage caused by hunting in crops. Every year, local federations compensate farmers, up to 70 million euros at the national level, our colleagues recall.

But with inflation, and in particular with the explosion of certain prices such as cereals, fears of even greater increases were felt. Hunters will not have to pay anything more compared to 2021, since it seems that the State has promised to cover the difference, by paying compensation to farmers. Thierry Cabanes, also president of the Tarn-et-Garonne Hunting Federation, mentions sums ranging between 20 and 25 million euros. This economic aid, related to crop damage, will be effective for the next three years, Emmanuel Macron reportedly confirmed.

For the rest, the government would think of another compensation system, “We should leave the current system in 5 years,” Thierry Cabanes slips to our colleagues from La (…)

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