Sunday, March 25, 2018

Denmark to build border boar fence

Denmark is planning to build a fence almost 50 kilometres long to keep out wild boars from Germany.

The Danes are worried that there is African Swine Fever circulating in Germany’s wild boar population and that poses a threat to Denmark’s lucrative pork industry.

The disease exists in Poland, the Czech republic, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and has recently moved closer to Denmark, according to the government.

The Danes also announced larger fines for illegal food imports and failure to properly clean animal transportation vehicles.

Hunters have been given permission to hunt wild boar at night; Germany has extended its wild-board hunting season to any time of the year.