6. June 2018 71
Denmark fences itself: for fear Of introduction of African swine fever (ASF) is planning our neighbouring country, a wild pig-tight-security fence on the border to Germany.
After the Danish Parliament on the application of the liberal-conservative government on the 28. May gave the green light to be implemented in the approximately 10-million-Euro construction projects as early as next autumn.
The 70 kilometers long and 1.5-Meter-high border fence is intended to prevent sows from Germany move to Denmark. The project is controversial.
Critics doubt the usefulness of the fence. The sows could swim to the fence easily, other experts see a threat rather through contaminated food or, for example, is not adequately disinfected Cattle trucks.