Malaysia culls smelly pigs after complaints
Malaysia culled about 50,000 pigs in southern Malacca state this week
after complaints about the stench and pollution by the animals, press agency
Officials denied there had been a disease outbreak.
in multiracial Malaysia love pork, however, Malaysia's majority Muslim
population frowns on consumption of it.
Malacca does not want to emerge as Malaysia's biggest pig
producer, with a swine population estimated at 160,000, state chief minister
Mohamad Ali Rustam said last month, according to media
Farmers said the pigs were perfectly healthy and did not
cause any pollution.
An official of the Federation of Livestock
Farmers' Associations of Malaysia said, "It is not fair, these pigs are healthy
and they are not really a source of pollution because many farms do practice
good waste disposal habits," said the official, who declined to be
â€¢ Malaysian Federation of Livestock Farmers' Associations
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