Dutch minister permits pig exports to Russia
Dutch agriculture Minister, Gerda
Verburg has reluctantly given permission allowing live pig exports to Russia. There
were no legal possibilities to prohibit the move, according to a letter she wrote
to Dutch Parliament.
Russia made a request for Dutch pigs according to the sector, with Russian
veterinarians seeking Dutch support in making exports possible.
The export of live
pigs to Russia goes against the animal well-being policy, finds Verburg, who
considers the chance small that exporters in Russia will observe European
Verburg is also apprehensive about the
risks of disease from Russia, where there are regular outbreaks of classical and
African swine fever.Click here for the free Pig Progress
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