Denmark has received praise from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt. ) And other left-wing politicians won for his socialist policy. The latest project, however, seems to come from the game book of President Trump.
Fearing the spread of African swine fever, the country started building its own southern border wall on Monday. Or maybe a boar wall.
The 43-mile steel mesh fence will be five feet high and stretch across the Danish-German border. The project, which aims to keep boars away from the Danish land, is to be completed within a year.
In Germany, the Belgian Federal Office for Safety of the Food Chain, no cases of African swine fever were reported observed a rise in reports from Western Europe last fall, including two confirmed cases in the Belgian province of Luxembourg.
An outbreak of African swine fever – a deadly disease for wild and domestic pigs, but harmless to humans and other animals – can have devastating consequences for Denmark's $ 4.5 billion pork industry. There is no treatment or vaccine for this disease.
Orla Osterby, agricultural spokeswoman for the Conservative People's Party of Denmark, praised the efforts to protect pigmeat exports in an announcement published Monday by the Danish Ministry of the Environment and Food.
African swine fever is getting closer and closer to Denmark, making the threat very real, "she said, adding that Osterby and other supporters of the Wall proactively prevent the spread of the disease.
British newspaper Telegraph reports to Mogens Dall, chairman of the Danish Agricultural Association Landbo Syd, called the border wall "insurance against swine flu."
"They also insure your house against fire, though it's unlikely ever to burn," he told Jyllands Posten, a Danish daily. "It would mean ruin and unemployment for up to 33,000 people employed in this sector."
Others have expressed disapproval and implicated the country in its own controversy on the border wall.
Animal rights activists raised concerns Danish officials said the fence will be about as planned, as planned e have 300 foot gaps to let smaller animals through. Critics have picked up the detail and declared the plan ineffective. The building was called symbolic.
Several politicians have also questioned the construction of a $ 4.6 million fence. Jan Philipp Albrecht, Regional Minister for the Environment of the nearby state of Schleswig-Holstein, told the telegraph that she had "significant doubts about the usefulness and necessity of a fence".
In a statement by the Danish Ministry of the Environment and Food on Monday Several other measures have been described to combat the possibility of swine fever, such as improving veterinary services and working with the Danish Hunting Association. He also mentioned efforts to promote boar hunting, such as extending the approved hunting season, breaking the chain of infection.
"We have 11 billion good reasons to do anything to prevent the African swine fever from reaching Denmark," he told Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, Minister of the Danish Ministry of the Environment and Food.
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