Several years after the earthquake in Japan, which was also the origin of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the impact of this event is still visible in this area. In fact, according to a study by researchers at Fukushima University, the disaster sparked the emergence of a new breed of hybrid pigs.
“The invasion of domestic pigs …”
This new breed of pigs would be the result of a cross between domestic pigs and wild boars. After the accident, several thousand pigs initially in breeding mode were diverted according to the details provided by the scientists. “The radiation did not create a genetic change in the animals, but the invasion of domestic pigs,” said Donovan Anderson, a researcher at Fukushima University in Japan.
“The absence of humans in the areas”
According to other details that have been made about this situation, this type of hybrid pigs began to be registered outside the area affected by the nuclear accident. “It is very possible that we will not see any changes related to these mutations in wild boars. As for the behavioral changes that we have observed, it is mainly a response to the absence of humans in the areas where they have settled. “Continued the researcher who published the animal study.