This doesn't bode well for the future !

Miki

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TRANSLATED:

JANUARY 12 A GREAT HUNT will START

We, sensitive to the fate of all animals and the environment, strongly oppose the extermination of wild boars in Polish forests by the Polish Hunting Association as part of the "fight" with ASF (African swine fever). The debris is to cover a total of over 200,000. individuals, including healthy ones (including females and weaners). In practice, the entire population may be shot off.

Hunters will receive a financial equivalent of several hundred zlotys per animal. In the face of criticism on the part of scientists and the lack of any evidence confirming that the massive knocking out of these animals will significantly reduce ASF, we demand an immediate change in the decision on this matter. The consequence of this scandalous action will be irreversible effects not only for this species in our region, but also for the natural environment in this area. Let reason and science win, not politics and hunting lobby!
 

timbrayford

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It won't work. ASF has been spread from China to Georgia, throughout eastern Europe and as far as Belgium by human activity, shooting the Boar will merely disperse them possibly making things worse.
 

tusker

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I was in Estonia in October and there are hardly any boar left due to ASF. Very sad but I did see one very large male.
Tusker
 

Heym SR20

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The only way to prevent spread of disease into domestic pig units is to have strong fences and biosecurity.

With wildboar, they have big litters of piglets so even if there is a large population die off, it doesn’t take long for the population to bounce back.

And boar are highly intelligent and can be highly mobile. Shoot them hard in one place and they just move a long way very fast.
 

ileso

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With wildboar, they have big litters of piglets so even if there is a large population die off, it doesn’t take long for the population to bounce back.
Actually i does take quite some time, ASF has an extremely high mortality rate. over 98% in cases.
ASF hit Portugal for the first time on the 1950's (i believe it was the first time it hit europe, brought over from african colonies) not only did it take well over 30 years to erradicate the disease from the peninsula, but it took a further 10/15 years for the wild boar to re-establish in decent numbers. thats almost half a century.
 

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