Saeima amends hunting law to help curb ASF outbreak

  • 2015-12-02
  • By BNS/TBT Staff
RIGA - In order to ensure a more efficient culling of wild boar and curb an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Latvia, the parliament passed amendments to the Hunting Law in the final reading on Thursday, BNS was told at the parliamentary press service. The bill’s authors indicated that the legislative amendments would ensure hunting in territories where wild boars were not hunted until now. The EU has provided co-funding to Latvia to help fight the ASF outbreak in the wild boar population and domestic pigs. Hunters are being paid for each female wild boar the...
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