Backyard poultry ban to affect 1,800 homes

HONG KONG - About 1,800 households keeping several thousand birds will be asked to surrender them when the ban on backyard poultry-keeping takes effect, the Health, Welfare & Food Bureau says.
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Backyard poultry ban to affect 1,800 homes - HONG KONG - About 1,800 households keeping several thousand birds will be asked to surrender them when the ban on backyard poultry-keeping takes effect, the Health, Welfare & Food Bureau says.

Patrol teams will be formed to ensure effective enforcement of the new law.

Since February 2, the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department has appealed to villagers to hand in their backyard poultry.

The legislative exemption for people keeping up to 20 poultry will be removed.

Source: Hong Kong Government - 6th February 2006

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