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Plan for ASF Prevention Fence Rejected

12 September 2013, at 7:42am

RUSSIA and BELARUS - The European Commission has rejected plans to build a fence along the boarder of Russia with Belarus as a way to prevent wild boar crossing the boarder.

The idea for the fence came as a way to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), which is carried by wild boar which are able to roam freely between the two countries.

At an international conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, representatives of the International Epizootic Bureau criticized the idea proposed by the Lithuanian Food and Veterinary Service, stating it is not feasible, reports BBN.