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China's Liaoning province will increase inspections at pig farms and markets and strengthen the monitoring of hog transportation after the nation's first African swine fever case was reported there, local media Liaoning Daily reported on Monday.


Reuters Last Updated at 11 Aug 2018, 13:08 IST
Know about China's swine fever outbreak, Indonesia's ban on exotic animals trade
  • Indonesia is preparing a regulation to ban the trade of meat derived from pets and exotic animals, aiming to promote animal welfare and rein in disease, an official said on Tuesday, a decision cheered by animal rights campaigners. (Image Credit: Twitter)

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The comments came after Liaoning province in northeastern China said it will increase inspections at pig farms and markets, and strengthen the monitoring of hog transportation, following the nation's first African swine fever case that was reported there last Friday.

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China to launch emergency inspections on farms after the swine fever outbreak

China's Liaoning province will increase inspections at pig farms and markets and strengthen the monitoring of hog transportation after the nation's first African swine fever case was reported there, local media Liaoning Daily reported on Monday.

The African swine fever outbreak poses a major threat to the hog farming industry in the province and the whole country, and must be eradicated thoroughly, an official from Liaoning Provincial Bureau of Animal Health and Production said, according to Liaoning Daily.

Indonesia works to ban the trade of meat from pets, exotic animals

Indonesia is preparing a regulation to ban the trade of meat derived from pets and exotic animals, aiming to promote animal welfare and rein in disease, an official said on Tuesday, a decision cheered by animal rights campaigners. People in some parts of the Southeast Asian nation are known to consume dog meat and the government faces pressure from animal rights groups to tackle the issue.

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(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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