Cambodia Bans Imports of Neighbouring Pigs

by 5m Editor
5 August 2010, at 3:37am

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - Cambodia authorities on Wednesday imposed ban on import of pigs from neighboring countries, fearing the spread of disease.

Srun Pov, president of Association of Pigs Raising in Cambodia, said Wednesday that he had raised the fear of the pig disease spread to Cambodia through the import from Vietnam to the authorities several weeks ago.

According to Srun Pov, Cambodia needs a total of more than 4, 000 pigs for daily consumption, and in Phnom Penh alone it needs between 1,200 to 1,300 pigs.

Cambodia is reported to have imported about one million pigs per year from Thailand alone.