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Banning backyard pig farms is not the way for Russia

  • 25 Oct 11:44

Economic measures, rather than an outright ban of backyard farms, may help Russian veterinary authorities to control African Swine Fever (ASF).An outright ban is likely to be contradictory to national Russian legislation, according to Alexander Rondin, president of Russia’s Association of Peasant and Backyard Farmers, in an interview in theRossiyskaya Gazeta, a Russian daily, earlier this month. Earlier attempts at a backyard farm ban Mr Rondin said that at some point in the past, Russia’s authorities were considering the option of banning pig breeding at the backyard farms all over Russia, as a way of tackling the epidemic of African Swine. Read more...