South Korea plans slaughter of sick pigs on Tuesday, using troops of swine assassins and thermal imaging drones.
The country's Department of Agriculture announced on Sunday that the government was planning a boar strike to prevent an influx of African swine fever pigs from North Korea. This emerges from a report by South China Morning Post .
The authorities reportedly inspected five dead boars found this month in and around the border region between the two countries, and found that they were all infected with the virus. This led to the fear that the disease would gradually seep across the border.
The government will send civilian and military snipers along the civilian line to Goseong, Hwacheon, Inje, Paju and Yanggu. If tactics prove to be a safe and efficient method of killing pigs, the government could use more hunters, according to the South China Morning Post.
Swine flu has decimated the pig population across East Asia, but the North Korean government has officially stated that the disease has scarcely affected its own land . According to Bloomberg the North Korean Ministry of Agriculture reported to the World Organization for Animal Health only one outbreak on a cooperative farm near the Chinese border, killing 22 pigs. If this had been the only incident in the country, it would mean that the disease was essentially transmitted via North Korea. However, Lee Hye-hoon, chairman of the South Korean National Intelligence Committee, said the country's intelligence reports have spread the disease in nearly all areas of North Korea, and all the pigs in the northern part of the province have been "wiped out".
North Korea passes information on to an intergovernmental group, even though this information is limited and misleading Such a mysterious and isolated government, said Ahn Chan-il, head of the World Institute for North Korea Studies and a former North Korean service member, who defected 40 years ago is. "The fact that North Korea has reported the outbreak of an international organization indicates that the situation is likely to get out of control," said Ahn of the South China Morning Post. "It's a looming apocalypse."
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since last week, many attempts have been made to work with North Korea to combat the contagion, but Pyongyang has not responded , As WSJ points out, communication between the two countries has been suspended since February, when President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong did not hinder the nation's nuclear program.