Most of Poland’s wild boars are being culled to stop the spread of African swine fever, a deadly viral disease that endangers farm pigs.
The Polish Hunting Association was mandated to organise large-scale hunts to kill more than 200,000 wild boars by the end of January, reducing its population by almost 90%. The government had been planning to erect a 1200 km-long fence along the eastern border of Poland to stop infected wild boars from moving westward, but the costly project was abandoned.
Author Information: Erica von Essen, erica.von.essen [at] slu.se
To cite: von Essen, Erica. “Multiple perspectives on wild boar proliferation at research symposium in Prague” Bewildering Boar Blog. November 2018, [https://boar.hypotheses.org/821]
The rapid population spread of wild boars across Europe is generating waves of conflicts around human-boar co-existence. Researchers specializing in the wild boar from the humanities and the environmental, social and veterinary medicine sciences gathered to discuss the position of wild boars in Europe today and in the future.
On May 12th, 2018 St. Hubert’s March took the streets of Warsaw for the first time. The event gathering mostly hunters, foresters, farmers and representatives of the fur industry, was organized by the Ecological Youth Forum (Ekologiczne Forum Młodzieży) to commemorate the centenary of Polish independence. One incident occurred during the parade when the police confiscated an artwork. Continue reading “BLOG POST: Wild Boars and Family Values in Poland”
We are happy to announce that Luděk Brož and Marianna Szczygielska of our team joined the ASF-STOP COST action. We are looking forward to acquiring new contacts and eventually insights into knowledge making and dissemination practices regarding the African Swine Fever (ASF) that structure, to a considerable degree, the modes of relating to and co-existing with wild boars.
HUNTING AS NEXUS FOR CHANGING HUMAN-WILDLIFE RELATIONS
Chair: Erica Von Essen Karin Dirke: Language of the Hunt; The Negotiation of Ethics and Technology in the Journal Jägaren Marianna Szczygielska:Wildlife Revenge: Human-Animal Drama in Spoor Erica von Essen: The Changing Wildlife Tableau – the Evolution of Hunting Magazine Covers and Trophy Shots