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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:51 AM

Denmark builds barrier to keep out German swine in hopes of stopping spread of disease

Denmark has won praise from Sen. Bernie Sanders and other left-wing politicians for its socialist policies. Its latest project, however, seems like it could have come straight from the playbook of President Donald Trump.

Fearing the spread of African swine fever, the country began erecting its own southern wall Monday.

The 43-mile-long steel-mat fence will stand 5 feet tall and extend across the Danish-German border. The project, aimed at eradicating wild boar from the Danish countryside, is scheduled to be completed within the year.

Though there have not been any reported cases of African swine fever in Germany, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain observed an increase in reports from Western Europe last fall, confirming two cases in the Belgian province of Luxembourg.

Read more: https://www.wacotrib.com/news/trending/denmark-builds-barrier-to-keep-out-german-swine-in-hopes/article_0f721e6d-6fe3-539b-b90a-ad2947e0ef96.html

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