Author information: Marianna Szczygielska
szczygielska [at] mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
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.
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Author Information: Marianna Szczygielska, szczygielska [at] mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
To cite: Szczygielska, Marianna. “Wild Boars and Family Values in Poland.” Bewildering Boar Blog. June 2018, [https://boar.hypotheses.org/472]
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.