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China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

Feb. 8, 2019 10:54 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported Friday the disease had been detected on a farm in Yongzhou in the central province of Hunan, where 4,600 pigs were being...

In year of the pig, Hong Kong has had enough of wild ones

Feb. 4, 2019 7:44 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — It may be the year of the pig, but Hong Kong has had enough of the wild ones. Authorities in the densely populated financial center are looking for ways to cut down on potentially dangerous encounters between humans and wild boars that have increased as the city's ballooning population...

Danes erect fence on German border to stop swine fever

Jan. 28, 2019 7:06 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has begun erecting a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to keep out wild boars in an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever, which could jeopardize the country's valuable pork industry. Work on the fence, which will be up to 1.5 meters (5...

EU OKs Poland's wild boar slaughter to fight swine disease

Jan. 11, 2019 11:06 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's executive body is supporting Poland's slaughter of wild boars as a way of protecting farm pigs and meat production from the deadly African swine fever. The government's decision to shoot some 200,000 wild boars this hunting season has drawn wide public protests...

Poles protest govt plan for mass slaughter of wild boars

Jan. 9, 2019 1:01 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tens of thousands of Poles are protesting a government plan to hold a massive slaughter of wild boars as a way to stop the spread of the deadly African swine fever among farm pigs. Poland's veterinary and farming officials approved the plan last year to kill 185,000 wild boars this...