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Mauritius: The increase in cattle theft worries farmers who call the authorities




Mauritius: The increase in cattle theft worries farmers who call the authorities
In recent months, the stealing of cattle are on the net increase in Mauritius and worried farmers powerless to curb the phenomenon.

The loss of these animals (bulls, cows, kid, sheep) causes heavy financial losses for farmers who have decided to share their discontent to the Mauritian Government in a letter.

The missive Union should land on the desk of the authorities very soon to require a better tracing of animals for purchase and for sale as relates Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.

"It costs a lot to raise livestock. We face many difficulties. So if an animal is lost, it is a blow too hard", laments Adil Sohawon, union president of the beef industry who also criticizes sanctions almost nonexistent if the thieves are caught.
 
"In general, if the thief is arrested, he escapes with a caution or fine. On the other hand, the victim is not compensated. That explains the few cases reported to the police", also highlights Adil Sohawon.



Fabrice François


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