In the new federal law draft ‘On Veterinary Medicine’, which should be the primary regulatory framework of Russian veterinary services for the fight against African swine fever, a new amendment has been incorporated.
The need for upgrading of penalties at a recent press conference has been confirmed by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov, “the heads of districts and regions are negligent of ASF, while the farmers nowadays violate even the most basic farm animal health rules and regulations, ”said Zubkov.
“Persons, responsible for the occurrence of ASF will be brought to justice,” he added. The exact size of the penalties for violations is still not clear. Currently, the maximum penalty for violating the veterinary rules is 1000 rubles (US $31).