IPOH: Livestock breeders in Kuala Kangsar whose farm animals have been unfed since June 13 are relieved that food has reached their animals.
Thanks to the efforts of various parties, the food started arriving from Friday at the farms, located about 1km away from their houses in Kampung Senggang.
The breeders are under home quarantine and wear either pink or blue wristbands.
Speaking on behalf of the 11 breeders, Mohd Yusuf Jaafar, 57, said 21 bags of food for cows, goats and chickens were sent to the farms.
“We are really glad and thankful to all the parties involved, including the assemblyman, the department concerned, the animal activist, as well as The Star for highlighting our plight.
“However, the fish and prawn breeders are still waiting for food to arrive. I am hoping it will be sent to the farms soon,” he said yesterday.
On Friday, Mohd Yusuf reached out to animal activist Dr Ranjit Kaur Mendhir for advice because the breeders were not allowed outside their houses, leaving their cattle, goats and chickens unfed.
Mohd Yusuf said the villagers were hoping that their home quarantine, which ends today, would not be extended.
“For now I am glad my cows have food, and I am sure the other breeders feel the same.
“Animals must not be neglected and arrangements for their food must be made each time there are restriction orders,” he added.