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Berlin Calls On Volunteer Hunters To Cull Wild Boars

NPR | Nov. 20, 2012 3:14 p.m.

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Berlin is known as the “wild boar capital” in Germany, with thousands of the animals roaming its residential neighborhoods. In the past, the city and animal rights activists battled over hiring hunters to kill the streetwise swine, who cause a lot of damage. But with attacks like the one in late October in which four people were injured by a male boar, curbing the wild pig population in the German capital is a growing priority.

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