Swaziland authorities fed up with restless roosters
Authorities in Mbabane, the capital of Swaziland, have launched a crackdown
on cockerels following a surge in chicken-breeding, which is reportedly
disturbing the city's residents.
It is reported that authorities will begin to enforce a 40-year-old law
that permits residents to raise up to 12 chickens, but no roosters.
"We know that our people have been hard hit by the sky-rocketing food
prices but that does not allow people to raise chickens without the approval of
the council," said Bongani Dlamini, Mbabane Municipal spokesman.
"After many instances we have found cocks to be troublesome and they end up
making lives miserable for residents," he said.
It was further reported that artificial light confused them, leading to
crowing in the middle of the night, disturbed the sleep of the neighbours and
irritating the surrounding residents.
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