Botswana to cull 21,000 cattleJune 23rd, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Gaborne (Botswana), June 22 (IANS) Botswana’s agriculture ministry plans to kill over 21,000 cattle to curb the spread of foot-and-mouth disease, Xinhua reported Wednesday.
Kobedi Segale, deputy director of the Department of Animal Health and Field Services of the ministry, said the culling will start by the end of this week.
He said that the ministry has already briefed the residents in the affected areas of Matsiloje, in the northeastern part of the country, and they have assured cooperation. People who would lose their cattle will be compensated.
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