In the period from April 2021 to the end of the summer season, hunters caught 11,614 adults, while in the same period of the previous year it was only 6,321, which is an increase of half. No other region has recorded this day, said Vlastimil Waic, the spokesman of the Eskomorava hunting unit. He added that intensive fishing continues in these areas as well, and then a piece of the catch is sold to the press.
According to veterinarians, the reason for the proposed catch is the high risk of transmission of African swine fever to domestic farms in the Moravian-Silesian region as well.
This is evidenced, among other things, by the fact that several positively tested pieces were caught by hunters in Polish hunts near the Czech-Polish border, the closest one only a few kilometers from Czech land.
In addition, the area with the occurrence of the plague on the entrance and west of Poland was connected, which indicates that the disease is decidedly not under control. That’s why we divided the area with intensive hunting of wild pigs into the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian regions, by land along the entire border with Poland, said Petr Majer from the State Veterinary Service.
Inland, this area is defined by the road leading from Liberec to Frdlant nad Ostravic and to the border with Slovakia on foot by BlKlokoov. Communications are conducted by the districts of Jesenk, Bruntl, Ostrava and Frdek-Mstek, Majer specified the most risky areas.
African swine fever is not transmissible to hunters and is not dangerous to the human population. But it is a highly virulent viral disease of domestic and wild pigs, from piglets to adults of all age categories, which results in their death 100%.
Pension for catching and finding a dead savage
we have no other idea, and for this reason, swine fever represents a huge danger for both domestic and farm animals. In the event of his confirmation, all animals in infected breeding must be spent and none disposed of in a healthy enterprise, which will cause serious economic losses to the breeder, added Majer.
Hunters receive a pension for pieces caught or found in risk areas. The hunter receives two thousand crowns for a covered piece, if anyone finds the dead body of a savage, they have a year to find it. In the risk area, it is ten printings of crowns, outside of this land it is two printings of crowns.
From the beginning of the year to the end of August, 3,285 hunters applied for the payment of fees for captured pieces, and eleven persons applied for a new find by the end of August. Six other dead savages found people outside the risk area and each will be paid the original amount, i.e. two thousand crowns, added Majer.
According to the hunters, swine fever will not stop outside the Czech Republic even if it is protected. It’s only a matter of time before it creeps up on them. As a result, wild pigs can walk tens of kilometers in a night, and on the day of the border, not even a run of road will stop them. It is simply impossible to limit their movement in search of food, Waic pointed out.
The dream state of black people on both sides of the border is certainly one of the most difficult measures. Very often, he is such a well-behaved people. In particular, they should pay attention to thorough hygiene in case they find a dead individual. It is definitely not recommended to take something so-called as a souvenir from the find, he noted.
Since March 2019, the Czech Republic has been officially considered a country free of African swine fever. The last positive case in domestic veterinary medicine was recorded in a wild boar caught in 2018, in the Zlín region.