Bags of bigos!

One of Poland’s national dishes is bigos, a mix of sauerkraut, cabbage, cooked meats, mushrooms, wine and other things. You either love it or loathe it. But one thing is sure – there’s soon going to be enough wild boar meat in Poland to fill with barnfulls of bigos.

Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, the country’s agriculture ministry, is promising to cull almost the entire wild boar population of 200,000, in an effort to eliminate swine fever among domestic pigs, which is hitting Poland’s pork exports.

Surely this is the wrong way round? Why not cull all the domesticated porkers, who are bound to be living a more miserable life than the wild boar, roaming freely in the Polish forests?

Picture source: bykst