Update: Jakarta residents must hand over their chickens
The Jakarta city administration has banned five kinds
of non-commercial poultry from residential areas after the death toll in bird
flu cases rose to 61 as of early this week.
Jakarta residents have been told to hand over their poultry, including
doves and quails, voluntarily to the bird flu eradication, said governor
Sutiyoso. However, owners of poultry raised for educational purposes can obtain
free certificates from the husbandry and fishery offices for their
"I hope the draft law can be discussed in the January-March period this
year," said, House of Representatives agriculture and husbandry commission
chairman, Yusuf Faishal. He stated that his office will hold earlier discussions
on a draft law on husbandry and animal heath. Yusuf added commission supports
the government`s ban on keeping poultry in some bird flu-hit provinces.
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