Why culling is a viable, pragmatic option managing Hong Kong’s wild boars

By Anthony Lau and Evan Pickett

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) recently announced that they will resume culling as an option to manage the city’s worsening conflicts between city dwellers and wild boars.

File Photo: HKFP/Arthur Lo.

Under this new direction, wild boars causing nuisance in urban areas may be captured and euthanized directly, as opposed to being relocated to country areas. This has led to widespread backlash from animal rights groups, netizens, and environmental NGOs, citing the decision to resume culling as inhumane, irrational, and ill-advised.


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