Nagaland: African Swine Fever forces state to advise against eating, hunting wildlife meat
Dimapur, April 30 (EMN): Following a reported outbreak of African Swine Fever in the neighboring states of Nagaland, the state’s government has strongly advised the public not to consume or hunt wildlife meat.
The government has advised against hunting or consuming wildlife meat, especially those of wild boars and civets due to a reported outbreak of African Swine Fever in the neighbouring states, the Home department stated.
This advisory is in addition to the ban on import of pigs, the Home department stated in a notice that was issued on April 30, Thursday, to the media.
There is a strong possibility that the African Swine Fever virus may be present in the animals, the department stated.
The Home department has directed the deputy commissioners to inform the village councils about the advisory in regard to the African Wine Fever.