in Padborg In Denmark, has started the construction of the controversial Wildschweinzauns. In the Morning workers set about 15 kilometers West of Flensburg, the first pole in the ground. Overall, the steel fence will be 70 kilometers long and one and a half meters high, interrupted by 20 permanent passages, for example, for the traffic. His Foundation is not enough for half a metre wide in the ground so that the animals can, including by digging.

the fence, to be completed in the course of the year, wants to protect the Danish government for the domestic and for the country, is extremely important pig breeding ahead of the African swine fever (ASF). It provides primarily already been infected wild boars from Germany, where so far, but no case was reported. However, the harmless to human disease is circulating currently in the Eastern EU countries, also in Belgium, cases were already known.

“The biggest risk factor is the human”

the Benefits of the plans for the Danish fence, which had been announced by the government in Copenhagen last March, there is considerable doubt. Both the Federal research Institute for animal health, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI), Greifswald, Schleswig-Holstein, the environment and agriculture Minister, Jan Philipp Albrecht (greens) pointed out: The highest risk not going out of wild pigs, but of people who, for example, unintentionally contaminated food in a country would bring.

animal diseases African swine fever

African swine fever, or ASP for short, is harmless to humans. The highly contagious viral infection affects domestic and wild pigs and is often fatal. The Virus was in Europe since the nineties, as eradicated. In 2007, the disease occurred again in Georgia. Of Eastern Europe has become waste, then the primarily by Meat and in order that the people spread the Virus along European roads in 2014, with a speed of about 200 kilometers per year Germany, fed. Now the disease has occurred in Belgium.

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