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Poles protest govt plan for mass slaughter of wild boars

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Tens of thousands of Poles are protesting a government plan to hold a massive slaughter of wild boars as a way to stop the spread of the deadly African swine fever among farm pigs.

Poland's veterinary and farming officials approved the plan last year to kill 185,000 wild boars this season. Critics are protesting the government's move to speed up that cull by asking all licensed hunters to hunt and kill boars on weekends this month.

Environmentalists say up to 20...