Dozens of boars found dead on French beach

Dozens of boars found dead on French beach

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Excerpts; AFP

Dozens of wild boars have turned up dead this month around a beach in western France, floating in the water or washed up in the area, officials say, as they suspect poisonous blue-green algae for the deaths.

“One of the theories we have is that the animals could have drunk water that could contain algae,” said Gilles Buet, a Brittany water official…

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As the wild boars’ death toll is increasing, officials and local farmers are divided as per the real causes of the deemed “uncontrollable and unmanageable proliferation” of toxic green algae on Brittany’s beaches, which most likely is the cause of death of now 38 boars.

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