FAO rounds up stray livestock in Sri Lanka

5 January, 2011 by (comments)

Huge numbers of stray livestock are causing havoc for displaced farmers returning to the north of Sri Lanka, following the end of the 26-year civil war. Many animals were abandoned as farmers fled the violence and IRIN reports that up to 40,000 stray cattle are now on the move, causing significant damage to crops. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is leading the effort to round up stray herds and return animals to their rightful owners.

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