Eastern Cape allays concerns over deaths of 249 animals on farms

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- timeslive.co.za | a month ago

The Eastern Cape department of rural development and agrarian reform has dismissed concerns by the DA suggesting the death of 249 animals at experimental farms in the province was "excessive".

The DA said on Thursday the deaths raised concerns around care for the animals and possible neglect at the six farming facilities. DA MPL Retief Odendaal said the deaths raised questions about whether the animals were vaccinated and if staff at the farms were trained to identify and treat diseases.

Department spokesperson Ayongezwa Lungisa responded on Friday, dismissing the concerns.

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