Truffle wars

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The Independent Online
Two truffle-hunting dogs were killed by poison in central Italy at the weekend, bringing the total of dogs killed by strychnine since the season began in October to more than 30. The price of the edible fungus has recently soared to around 2.5m lire (pounds 900) per kilo, and police believe someone is seeking to put the opposition out of action.

- Reuters, Perugia