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Polish animal activists block govt-ordered boar hunt

Jeziorka - Denouncing what they call the slaughter of wild boar, Polish animal rights activists are keeping a close watch on hunters and trying to stymie a cull ordered by the government.

Poland denies cull aimed at wiping out wild boar

Warsaw - Polish authorities on Thursday denied any plans to wipe out nearly all Poland's wild boar to stem an outbreak of disease threatening its pork industry as petitions against a mass cull drew hundreds of thousands of signatures.

Protesters urge end to wild boar 'massacre' in Poland

Warsaw - Hundreds of protesters rallied in Warsaw on Wednesday demanding an end to a mass cull aimed at wiping out Poland's entire wild boar population in what authorities insist is a bid to fight a disease threatening the pork industry.

African swine fever likely to jump to Europe

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a warning: the viral disease African swine fever, harmless to humans but lethal to pigs, is likely to long-distance jump from Russia, cross the Caucasus Mountains and spread into Europe.

Reduced research funds hamper study of declining Atlantic salmon

Saint Andrews - DFO funds allocated to study the decline of wild Atlantic salmon populations in the Maritime Provinces are declining along with the salmon. The Atlantic Salmon Federation claims that this could worsen the already precarious situation of the fish.

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