THE CASE OF THE WILDEBEEST

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Kenyan vet­eri­nar­i­ans have said that claims that cows from Kenya would spread dis­ease in Tan­za­nia are in­cor­rect. “We do com­mon in­ter­ven­tions along the bor­der with Uganda and Tan­za­nia to pre­vent dis­ease. There was ab­so­lutely no risk from the Kenyan an­i­mals,” the honorary sec­re­tary of the Kenya Ve­teri­nary As­so­ci­a­tion Ken­neth Wameyo said. Mil­lions of wildebeest move be­tween the two coun­tries ev­ery year. “When it comes to cat­tle, they rush to claim there will be dis­eases, yet we have mil­lions of other an­i­mals that feed on plants, like the wildebeest that cross from Kenya to Tan­za­nia, and they have no prob­lem with that,” Mr Wameyo said. He ad­vised the two coun­tries to seek more diplo­matic ways of han­dling the sit­u­a­tion.

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