POLAND’S WALL TO TACKLE SWINE FEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN BUILT 4 YEARS AGO, MEAT EXPERTS SAY

THE DECISION of the Polish government to build a 1,200-kilometre-long fence along the country’s eastern border as a tool to fight African Swine Fever (ASF) by blocking the migration of infected wild boars has been condemned as too-little-too-late by Poland’s meat sector. A draft resolution has already defined the technical data of the project and if everything goes by plan, the two metres-high fence should be completed by 2020, being buried into the ground to stop wild boars tunnelling underneath from neighbouring Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian exclave of ...


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