SEOUL, Jul. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency has loosened restrictions on borrowing firearms from police stations, to reduce damages on farms caused by hazardous wild animals.
The agency has introduced two time schedules to borrow and return firearms….as farmers need to deal with both diurnal and nocturnal wild animals.
Does anyone know what these “hazardous animals’ are, exactly? While I have not seen a single wild boar -often claimed as a pest animal- in the Korean countryside in over a decade, I have noticed a recent increase in indiscriminate wild bird hunting at wetlands such as Shiwha and Yongjeong, apparently with the full permission of local authorities.