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Hong Kong begins hunting wild boar amid public safety fears

<p>Penalties increased for feeding wild pigs as city struggles to control the animals, one of which bit a police officer last week</p><p>Hong Kong authorities have captured and euthanised seven wild boars as they began a campaign to reduce their numbers in urban areas around the financial centre after one bit a policeman last week.</p><p>The boar round-up on Wednesday in a district where authorities said some people were spotted feeding them marks a policy shift in controlling the most commonly seen wild animals in the city.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/18/hong-kong-begins-hunting-wild-boar-amid-public-safety-fears">Continue reading...</a>

Penalties increased for feeding wild pigs as city struggles to control the animals, one of which bit a police officer last week

Hong Kong authorities have captured and euthanised seven wild boars as they began a campaign to reduce their numbers in urban areas around the financial centre after one bit a policeman last week.

The boar round-up on Wednesday in a district where authorities said some people were spotted feeding them marks a policy shift in controlling the most commonly seen wild animals in the city.

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