African Swine Fever: No ban on consuming pork, says state Wildlife Dept


Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) director Augustine Tuuga. -filepic

KOTA KINABALU: There is no warning for the public to stop eating pork in view of the presence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in pigs in the Pitas district.

Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) director Augustine Tuuga said the department has never issued an alert or notice to stop people from consuming pork.

“The ban on hunting is still on. We are still not issuing licences to hunt but SWD has never issued an alert warning the public to refrain from consuming pork, ” he said in a statement Tuesday (Feb 23).

He said SWD was working closely with the Sabah Veterinary Services Department to stop the spread of ASF to other pig farms in the state.

Tuuga urged the public to report any illegal hunting activities to the department to prevent any spread of ASF in Sabah.

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