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Germany invests in fencing along border with Poland against African swine fever

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 15, 2020
Germany is extending fencing along its border with Poland to prevent African swine fever from entering Germany through wild boars.
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“As ASF continues to come closer to Germany, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has been intensively preparing for months to prevent the worst-case happening,” state Agriculture Minister Till Backhaus said.

Topics: Germany Poland African swine fever

“The fence to protect against wild animals along the border is another part of our prevention measures.”

Poland had been consulted about the fence extension and it was agreed to build at least five metres from the actual frontier inside German territory, he said.