Thursday, 1 August 2013

African swine fever in Belarus

The news spread all over the world. And they are absolutely true.

No one knows how the plague appeared in my country. But now the disease is spreading to new and new areas. From today (August 1) in many areas is forbidden to keep pigs on a farm. People are in a panic buy up large freezers.

The entire territory of Belarus is divided into three zones: the infected zone, the buffer zone and the clean area. In the infected and buffer zones of all pigs must be destroyed. The rural population is doomed to poverty because many families raised pigs for sale. The government promises to reimburse the cost of the animals, but no one does not believe it. Residents of some villages to protect pigs from destruction with pitchforks and scythes in their hands. 

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Many versions and rumors roam among the people, but I will mention two of them. According to the first government hides the extent of the spread of plague. ordered the destruction of pigs reached the Gomel region, which is far from the source of the plague. Residents of some areas of the Gomel region also need to kill their pigs.

From August 1 officially forbidden to keep pigs on a farm in a radius of 5 km from the pig farms. Villagers outraged: they are not to blame for the fact that the pig farm was built near the village. Now ordinary people are suffering because of the lack of foresight of the authorities. The result of such actions could be a complete ban on the cultivation of pig farmers. Likely, pork can be bought only from the state, and the government will be able to set any price for the commodity. 

The second version is even more amazing. Some people talk about a possible sabotage. I do not believe this version, to be honest. 

On the TV screen President calms the population. Local newspapers do not have time to print out to citizens and the panic is growing. (((

Thank God that the African swine fever is safe for humans!


  1. I read little about it in our media. But I don't know what to think about it - if it is real endanger or only histeria? Greetings from hot Cracow.

    1. Perhaps the truth is somewhere in between.

  2. Alena, I nominated Your blog to Liebster Blog Award: :)

    1. Thank you, it's unexpected and very nice!