RADIOACTIVE PIGS: Wild Boars Breeding Like Crazy Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

boarIs the nuclear activity causing the boars to breed or is this pigs just being pigs?

Radioactive wild boars which are ‘breeding like rabbits’ are overwhelming the Fukushima Nuclear disaster zone.

The boar population, which has increased by 330 per cent in the four years since the disaster, has been devastating the crops of farms in the area.

Around 13,000 of the boars are in the exclusion zone, which stretches in a 12-mile radius from the plant.

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Since the nuclear disaster of 2011, damage to agriculture caused by boars in the area in north Japan has doubled to around £10.6million, according to The Times .

Boars also pose a threat to public safety, and have reportedly injured local residents while roaming the streets of towns nearby.

According to Yomiuri news outlet, the government in Fukushima has been offering rewards to hunters in order to inspire” them to cull the boars.

But their efforts have only had a tiny effect on the population of the animal which reproduces quickly.

 

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