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Commerce Ministry to put a stop to piglet slaughter in public

by 5m Editor
26 February 2007, at 10:39am

THAILAND - The Commerce Ministry and the Livestock Development Department are to conduct a campaign urging swine breeders to stop killing piglets in public, a practice which is illegal.

The two agencies have circulated a warning letter to breeders in Nakhon Pathom, who over the weekend killed hundreds of piglets in a public area in protest to the government over falling prices.

Internal Trade Department director-general Siripol Yodmuangcharoen said Monday that he had talked with Yukol Limlamthong, deputy permanent secretary of the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry, about the ministry taking legal action against the breeders.

Source: The Nation

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