- The state police refer a breeder to the judicial authority
- The charge is possession of uncensored animals ready to be slaughtered
- 32 head of sheep, 2 horses and 2 pigs seized
The Mobile Squad of the Enna Police Headquarters and the Enna Traffic Police Section referred to the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Court of Enna LBC, of Gagliano Castelferrato, for detention of non-registered animals. The verification concerned a farm in Gagliano Castelferrato where 36 animals, 32 sheep, 2 horses and 2 pigs were found, without any identification and health certification, reared in an unauthorized or registered facility. Veterinarians from the Enna Provincial Health Authority took part in the activities.
From the very first investigations it is not excluded that these animals could be placed in the clandestine slaughtering circuit, taking into account that they were devoid of any distinctive sign, that they had not been traced or reported to the health authority. The current regulations, in fact, require breeders to register their farms with the veterinary service and to take a census of all animals, in order to protect the health of end consumers. Without these traceability systems it is not possible to know the origin and possible existence of diseases that are dangerous for humans.
The Veterinary Service has proceeded to identify all the animals and other investigations are underway on the state of health of the animals subjected to seizure
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