#FightAgainstASF || The departments of agriculture and the environment continue to collaborate to prevent the further spread of African swine fever (ASF) among wild boars in the provinces of Abra and Apayao.
“We are closely coordinating with DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) who has already issued an advisory to hunters who hunt wild boars not to bring home meat,” Cameron Odsey, director of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Cordillera region, said Friday.
Odsey noted that both Abra and Apayao have been ASF-free until it was discovered in March that their wild boars were infected.
Since then, the DA and the DENR have been working together to prevent the further spread of the virus to domesticated pigs, he said, adding that they sought the help of the DENR because wild animals are within its jurisdiction.
He called on the public not to hunt and bring home boars and other wild animals so they would not bring home ASF-infected animals.