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Animal quarantine imposed in Kumi, Bukedea districts to contain FMD

Kumi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has imposed animal quarantine in Kumi and Bukedea districts following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). In her communication to the affected districts, the Commissioner of Animal Health at MAAIF, Dr. Anna Rose Ademun …

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Livestock dealers in Pakwach defy animal quarantine

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock dealers in Pakwach District are openly flouting the temporary animal quarantine imposed due to the outbreak of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP). Despite the quarantine encompassing Payimur sub-county, Payimur Town Council, Alwi sub-county, Pakwach sub-county, and Panyango sub-county, which …

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Yuti and UWEC name Entebbe White Tiger YURA

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Yuti Breweriies Ltd under their flagship beverage brand Yura Beer, have signed an agreement with Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) that gives them the naming rights for the white tiger in the Entebbe zoo. They have officially named him YURA. Following financial hardships caused …

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Budaka RDC bans animal movement at night

Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budaka Resident District Commissioner George Magunda, has banned the movement of livestock and birds in the district at night. The ban according to the RDC follows the upsurge of cattle theft in the district where over 50 heads of cattle were stolen from Mugiti …

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Animal thefts on the rise in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least more than 50 cows have been stolen in the just ended month of May in Dabani sub county. Most affected are the villages of Buwuma “A”, Buwuma “B”, Bugunduhira, Mayombe and Nabuwambo. According to the residents, they have resorted to sleeping outside as …

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China considers ‘complete ban’ on wildlife trade

Beijing, China | AFP |  China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak. The official Xinhua news agency said the proposal was submitted to the Standing Committee of the …

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