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ASF update: Germany’s pig business is getting nervous

  • 17 Jan 11:27

In Germany, with every day that passes the understanding is growing that African Swine Fever may creep into German territory in the near future. The topic is all over the press and there is an increasing call for wild boar shooting. The German Farmers’ Association (Bauernverband) recently asked to have 70% of Germany’s wild boar population shot to avoid the introduction of theAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) virus in Germany. For instanceGerman newspaperDie Weltreported about these requests. Increased hunting in German states Some German states appear more impatient. The German state North Rhine Westphalia, for instance, this month decided toallow the hunting. Read more...