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Friday, February 09, 2018

Update: 1:07PM LIVESTOCK farmers were once again urged to control their animals as stray animals can be hazardous to farms and may cause unnecessary road accidents.

Assistant Minister for Agriculture Viam Pillay reiterated the call during a stray animals campaign in Sigatoka yesterday as there have been numerous incidents of animals straying into farms and destroying vegetation.

"The stray animal campaign is not easy as we are always talking about the amount of damages on farms and the accidents on our roads," he said.

"I have witnessed this on the ground and it is very important for people to know that it is not easy to get these animals out once it is caught."

"During the campaign I have witnessed people in the nearby communities come and chase the animals away. We have to liaise with other ministries and departments during our campaigns to see that there is no obstacle as there is so much effort been put in to keep our roads safe and prevent damages on farms."

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