Hong Kong’s wild boar population is growing, and it’s starting to encroach on urban spaces. Complaints about encounters with wild boars have tripled in recent years across the territory. Now Hongkongers are debating what to do with the boars. The authorities have carried out trials to control the boar population using contraceptive treatments. One legislator has proposed alternative solutions, such as introducing wild boars’ natural predators (which include tigers). An agricultural official called the suggestion risky.
Feb 08, 2019