UK further relieves pig transport bans
Great Britain has relieved its strict animal transport
restrictions as further tests indicated that the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD)
outbreak has not spread.
The British Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
announced that animals can be transported again from one place to another when
In addition, animals can be transported from breeding
facilities to fattening houses. The ministry hopes to alleviate the rules even
further by the end of the week, provided that no extra outbreaks are
Earlier, animals were allowed again to be sent for
slaughter to certified abattoirs.
weeks ago, two cases of FMD
were discovered in the English county of Surrey.
that the virus could have spread from one of two nearby laboratories were
experimenting with a live strain in order to create a
â€¢ British Department of Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
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