The Forestry Commission is coming under pressure to bring the Gloucestershire number down because it is four times the target level
Despite my best efforts and funds the only Boar I have seen so far were also at the game dealers. I asked if they were from the FOD and was told "Yes" but the numbers provided did not meet the numbers promised by the FC. However that was a few months back now.I was dropping some Roe off at the game dealer last week just as he had a delivery of Boar from the Forest of Dean. There were some seriously large piggies amongst the 20 or so that were dropped off. I was a little surprised.
Is it not that should ASF get into the country we can control domestic pigs, but the potential for spreading the disease between farms etc is far greater in a wild population?OI enjoy the excuse that they want to cull in the FOD to halt the march of ASF... interesting... I had no Idea the FOD was next to Belgium... talk about an attempt at fear mongering
Although what you say is true. should the whole of europe then exterminate all wild boar? in case of ASF? or all deer in case of TB? or all dogs, foxes etc in case there's an outbreak of rabies?Is it not that should ASF get into the country we can control domestic pigs, but the potential for spreading the disease between farms etc is far greater in a wild population?
Rather than wait for it to get into the UK and suddenly realise we have a massive disease vector that is largely uncontrolled?