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FARMERS ARE MOVING STOCK ILLEGALLY; FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE SPECIAL.

FARMERS are warned not to risk furtive journeys with livestock no matter how great the need.

Pembrokeshire County Council is considering prosecuting a farmer alleged to have broken a strict ban on moving livestock.

A spokesman said the farmer, who has not been named, was found illegally moving livestock by animal health and welfare inspectors last Saturday.

Officials in Wrexham also investigating an alleged breach of the livestock standstill between Derbyshire and North Wales.

Animal health teams across North Wales have been put on 24-hour alert to enforce the ban.

Denbighshire Trading Standards officers are targeting patrols in early mornings and late evenings.

The RSPCA has launched a telephone helpline (0870 753 8333) to help farmers struggling to cope with their animals.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 9, 2007
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