Denmark wants to be a 70-kilometer long fence along its border with Germany to build the African swine fever.
The closure is designed to wild boars and wild boar to keep out, which is a carrier of the highly contagious virus. The disease is not dangerous for people, but is almost always deadly for pigs.
The African swine fever in Eastern Europe and was recently reported in the Czech republic. An infection of the Danish varkenspopulatie would have large economic consequences for the country, explains the Danish ministry for the Environment and Food.
The fence would be 1.5 metres high and half a meter in the ground to be anchored. Other measures include more stringent penalties for inadequate disinfection of livestock trucks and a relaxation of hunting regulations on wild boar.
“I don’t want to take any risks,” says minister of the Environment and Food Esben Lunde Larsen.
Also Poland is considering the construction of a fence on its eastern border, while Germany recently, plans announced to the hunting of wild boars to expand.