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Canada bans U.K. animals

by 5m Editor
5 August 2007, at 11:46am

OTTAWA -- Canada has halted all imports of animals and animal products from the U.K. that could be at risk of foot-and-mouth disease following the announcement yesterday that the disease had been found on an English farm.

Canada is taking all the steps necessary to prevent an outbreak here, federal Agriculture Minister Chuck Strahl said in a news release yesterday.

"The protection of Canadian livestock and related industry sectors is a top priority for us," said Strahl. "We are encouraged by the swift disease control actions of the United Kingdom and we remain ready to take any further animal health measures required."

Source: Times Columnist

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