African fever triggers financial losses in Armenia

30-06-2008 | |

Armenian pig farmers who slaughtered their animals in prevention of swine fever have launched complaints that state compensation not been distributed properly, Armenia Now has reported.

The procedure of the financial support distribution is over, but the complaints of the pig farmers are not. The village, where the first case of African swine fever was registered is among the protesters.

The virus was found in 702 pigs in the village; the owners of 420 of them have not received compensation.

According to a governmental decision passed earlier in 2008 the state budget has allotted 480 million drams (€978,222) to the communities of the republic who suffered from swine fever.

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