As African swine fever (ASF) is spreading, Lithuania does not plan to forbid rearing these animals, says Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitienė.
Virginija Baltraitienė
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"No, it is not under consideration. There are decisions made concerning the buffer zone. So far we do not consider banning pig rearing in small farms in Lithuania," said the minister in a press conference when asked about the possibility to stop pig farming for some time.

According to Baltraitienė, a ban to rear pigs would be a drastic measure. "And so far there is no need for that," added the minister.

At present the state of emergency due to African swine fever is declared in seven Lithuanian municipalities: districts of Ignalina, Alytus, Druskininkai, Lazdijai, Varėna, Šalčininkai and Trakai.

At the emergency meeting held in Vilnius on Wednesday, ministers of agriculture of Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Poland decided to establish a joint working group to provide the European Commission with proposals regarding the fight against African swine fever.

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