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Horses haunt farmers

Maciu Malo
Monday, February 11, 2013

A GROUP of farmers on the outskirts of Nadi Town are haunted by the continuous attack of wild horses on their livestock and farms.

Crop and vegetable farmer Dharam Singh of Togomasi, Nadi, said the attack on about 15 farms had raised serious concerns on the chances of expanding their farms.

He said the attacks began about five years ago and had destroyed vegetables and root crops.

Mr Singh said about 20 wild horses had been roaming freely in the area damaging farms and thus affecting farmers' livelihood.

The wild horses, he said also threatened the safety of the farming community especially young children.

"My corn farms and other vegetables farms are always destroyed by these horse attacks and this affects the overall sales of my farm produce.

"On many occasions, we have chased these horses back but they continue to come back especially in the night damaging our farms."

Mr Singh is a former sugar cane farmer but has ventured into fish farming to earn more income for his family. This is the only part of the farm that has been unaffected.

"I think the wild horses will not damage the fish pond because the pond is deep," he said





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