A majority of MPs is opposed to countryside minister Gerda Verburg’s decision to allow thousands of wild boar in the Veluwe heathlands to be hunted and killed with the help of beaters to drive them into the open.
Experts say the region can cope with 800 animals before they start damaging campsites and causing traffic hazards. However mild winters have helped boost numbers to 6,000.
MPs say they doubt the hunt will be succesful.
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