Sunday, December 3, 2023

Govt’s waterhole negligence triggers mass buffalo migration…as beef industry takes another hit

Negligence by government officials has set off a chain reaction which is expected to result in buffaloes infecting cattle in Botswana’s Foot and Mouth free zones – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

In a stark wake-up call to local environmental and agricultural authorities, the negligence in maintaining critical waterholes has led to an unexpected mass migration of buffaloes from their natural habitats.

This unsettling turn of events has not only raised alarm about wildlife conservation but also triggered fears of Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) transmission, impacting the local beef industry.

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