Vietnam: Illegal chicken sales rising sharply

02-02-2010 | |

The unlawful sale of live, unquarantined chickens in Ho Chi Minh City has increased dramatically in the lead-up to Tet (Lunar New Year), with 212 illicit businesses recently discovered.

This has been reportedly been announced by the city’s sub-department of Animal Health.

Over the past week, Animal Health officials uncovered 144 cases of unlawful chickens sales. They also seized and destroyed nearly 1,100 chickens, 250 kg of chicken meat, and 5,700 eggs.

The unsafe slaughtering of chickens has also been on the rise, officials said.

The HCMC People’s Committee has ordered the establishment of four inspection delegations to monitor the purchase, sale and transport of chickens in the city.

Source: Saigon News, Vietnam

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist