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How Russia hopes to keep Crimea safe from ASF

  • 30 May 08:53

Russian authorities announced quarantine measures have been applied to 3 more districts in Crimea, following several outbreaks ofAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) in wild boars.The new quarantine measures were introduced by the regional governor Sergey Aksenov according to the decree posted on the official website of the regional government on 13 May. Removing the pigs from Crimea altogether? In 3 other districts in Crimea, pig farming has even been prohibited in the light of an anti-ASF campaign. This measure may even be extended: over the past months Russia’s officials have repeatedly suggested to extend the pig-free status to the entire territory of the peninsula, as the. Read more...