The Veterinary Department in Eastern Province has confiscated 283 birds, illegally brought into the country.

The Veterinary Department in Eastern Province has confiscated 283 birds, which were illegally brought into the country by a named businessman in Chipata.
The chickens that were captured at Mwami Border and Old Jim Compound are believed to have been imported from the neighbouring Malawi.
Provincial Veterinary Officer, Author Mumbolomena told Breeze News that the birds were confiscated because they were found to have no stock movement permit to be allowed in Zambia.
Dr. Mumbolomena also says that the birds were confiscated because they might have contracted diseases from their country of origin which might spread to Zambia and affect the poultry industry.
He says that the department will not allow any birds without permit to be sold in Zambia as this will kill the poultry industry adding that people in Zambia are capable of producing their own birds.
Dr. Mumbolomena says that the captured birds will be destroyed this afternoon.

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