Pakistan begins culling over 21,000 diseased Australian sheep | Siasat.

Islamabad, September 17:
Pakistan has begin culling over 21,000 imported Australian sheep after tests showed they were diseased, a media report said Monday.Sindh government officials decided Sunday to cull more than 21,000 imported Australian sheep and the process of killing the animals and burying them started late at night, reported Dawn from Karachi.

The government took the decision after reports from a second laboratory confirmed that the animals were diseased.

“We have culled about 150 sheep so far. The step has been taken after the animals were found suffering from highly contagious diseases. Infections could spread in our environment if the animals were allowed to live,” Abdul Hafeez Shaikh from the livestock department said.

The sheep were being buried in a 15-foot-deep ditch after being slaughtered.

Syed Abid Ali Shah, a senior official, said the sheep…

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