Thursday, August 30, 2012

Raising of Swine Prohibited in Boracay

The Raising of swine even just one by one is prohibited in the island of Boracay.

This was clarified by Town Council Member Dante Pagsugiron, Committee Chairman of the Environment and Agriculture in an interview Wednesday.

According to Pagsugiron, the raising of swine is prohibited since its excreta can contaminate water, aside from the possibility of bringing pollution to the air and environment which could bring an unpleasant relationship to the owners and its neighbors.

The Councilman added that although Raising of swine is prohibited, this could not be avoided specially that those who raise swine are constituents who are hard up in life and are hoping to sell their livestock in times of emergency, most especially financial ones.

Meanwhile, the raising of goats and chicken in the island allegedly has a regulation as well depending on the number. This is because of the noise it brings.

Pagsugiron, however, clarified that there is no particular ordinance that prohibits the raising of goats and chicken unlike for swine which is really prohibited.

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