Pakistan EPA Says Poisoned Fodder Caused Mass Death

PAKISTAN - The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has, in its preliminary investigation, confirmed that a whole farm of cows, died on November 11 because of poisoned fodder, an EPA official told Daily Times on Wednesday.
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The EPA called the owner of a battery-recycling factory on January 14, after a dairy farm owner complained that all his cattle had died because the factory owner had poisoned his fodder farm by dumping poisonous waste in it.

EPA director Mian Khalid Mehmood told Daily Times on Wednesday that the caretaker chief minister had directed the EPA on December 12 to investigate the case and make sure that the guilty be punished. Mehmood said the owners of the factory would be tried under the Pakistan Environment Protection Act (PEPA) 1997.

Muhammad Sharif Khan, a resident of Lalazar Colony, had complained to the CM that all his cows and buffaloes had died on November 11. In his application, Khan said he had approached the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) where his animals’ blood, manure and milk were tested and declared normal. The UVAS doctors and professors could not determine why his cattle had suddenly died, he added.

Source: Daily Times
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