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Throwing diseased pigs into pond earns fine

Update: July, 10/2012 - 09:42

TAY NINH — The People's Committee of Tay Ninh Province fined a resident VND50 million (US$2,500) for throwing out but not destroying 13 pig carcasses infected with blue-ear diseases.

The woman, Mai Thi Cong Danh, headed a pig-raising business in Trang Bang District. In April, the province's environmental police found her throwing the carcasses into a fish-raising pond.

Blue-ear disease has appeared in many provinces bordering Tay Ninh, including Binh Duong and Dong Nai. The habit of throwing away infected dead farm animals is strictly punished. — VNS

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