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Indonesia bans Bali pigs to get airline meals

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesian authorities have ordered pigs in Bali no longer be fed airline leftover food to protect them from African swine fever.

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Topics: INDONESIA    BALI    PIG   

Bali livestock and animal health agency head Wayan Mardiana said the disease has spread where herds are fed surplus food from airlines as well as from hotels, restaurants and catering, prompting a ban on the practice in Bali.

"Currently we have forbidden such practice. We worked with relevant parties to ensure all airlines leftover foods that contain pork to be destroyed.

Local media reports say more than 34,000 pigs have died in the isolated North Sumatra area and authorities are not taking any chances with some 760,000 pigs in Bali.

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