×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Denmark | Boars

Denmark's Fence to Keep out Wild Boars Seems to be Working

Monday, 10 August 2020 07:38 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry.

The fence was put up last year in an attempt to prevent wild swine crossing from Germany and breeding with farm pigs or possibly passing disease. However, there had been concerns that it would not work because the fence had gaps in it where it crossed roads and rivers.

Since then, however, the number of wild pigs in Denmark has fallen from 35-40 to fewer than 25, even though some piglets have been born in recent months, officials said Monday.

Inge Gillesberg of the Danish Nature Agency said that she could not say whether the fence had stopped the boars from crossing but the agency's cameras along the border had not seen many doing so.

Denmark is the only EU country where pigs outnumber people, with 215 pigs to every 100 residents.

Approx. 90% of Denmark’s pork production is exported and exports account for almost half of all agricultural exports and for more than 5 percent of the country’s total exports, according to official figures. Danish pig meat is exported to more than 140 countries, with the largest markets being Germany, Britain, Poland, China, Japan, Italy, Russia and Sweden.

No cases of African swine fever have yet been reported in Denmark, or in Germany, though they have been in some neighboring countries.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


GlobalTalk
The number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry.The fence was put up last year in an attempt to prevent wild swine crossing from Germany and breeding with...
Denmark,Boars
242
2020-38-10
Monday, 10 August 2020 07:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved