PIC.34. MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A SPECIAL SITTING TO MARK END OF THE 2ND YEAR 

OF THE 7TH ASSEMBLY IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (6/6/13).

Cattle Rustling: Reps Demand Electronic Identification For Animals

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a motion seeking bio-metric identification ‎for animals, so as to curb the menace of cattle rustling in the country.
The lawmakers also urged the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to formulate policies aimed at incorporating  Electronic Animal Identification System.
Hon. Ali Isa, who represents Balanga/Billiri Federal Constituency of Gombe State‎ in a motion titled ‎’Urgent Need for Electronic Animal Identification System to Minimize Cattle Rustling In the Country,’ argued that an effective animal identification system would eradicate.
“A robust  animal identification and tracking system will not only aid in the fight to eradicate cattle rustling, but would also allow lifetime traceability‎,” he said.
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