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Preventive Culling Approved for Epidemics Among Wild Animals

Preventive Culling Approved for Epidemics Among Wild Animals

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Preventive culling measures will be allowed when an epidemic such as African swine fever (ASF) sweeps through wild animal populations. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced plans to amend legislation on livestock epidemic prevention, which will come into effect on May 5. The amendment replaced a [...]

Quarantine Authorities Focusing on Wild Boars to Prevent Further ASF Outbreaks

Quarantine Authorities Focusing on Wild Boars to Prevent Further ASF Outbreaks

SEJONG, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean quarantine authorities are implementing intensive operations to prevent the possible spread of African swine fever via wild boars, after the country confirmed the ninth case of an infected wild animal, the country’s agriculture ministry said Friday. Two wild boars found dead near the border with North Korea [...]