CHP Mersin former MP Fikri Sağlar said that the anthrax disease, which originated in many provinces, has spread from 25 thousand cattle on the ship called ‘Nada’, which came to Mersin from Brazil. Provides in his statement, “This ship came to Mersin from Brazil in 27 days. Many of them got sick during this journey and were distributed uncontrolledly in the country. This trade concerns both the livestock and public health of the country ” he spoke.
COME IN HEALTHY CONDITIONS
According to the spokesperson’s report, former Minister of Culture Fikri Sağlar explained how anthrax entered our country as follows: “The animals on the ship named Nada were kept on board in extremely unsanitary conditions. Brazilian animal lovers protested the situation for days. On the way, those who became ill, were left hungry and thirsty, died. We wanted the animals to undergo serious control and quarantine before being taken out of the ship. However, despite our insistence this was unfortunately not done… ”
QUANTITATIVE MEASURES NOT TAKEN
Fikri Sağlar said that they explained their hesitations about which diseases these animals caught until their arrival and how their meat would reach consumers, but they were not taken into consideration. Provides, “We learned that sick animals were thrown into the sea. In extraordinarily bad conditions, these animals, which carried for weeks, got sick. When the animals arrived at the port, the city smelled badly. This problem was also experienced in Samsun after Mersin. It has started due to the lack of quarantine measures ” said.
PROTESTO WAS HELD TO SHIP TO THE WAY IN BRAZIL
While the ship named Nada sailed, members of the Brazilian National Animal Protection and Defense Forum protested for days. The action was announced to the world through media organizations such as Reuters and BBC. Brazilian animal rights activists applied to the court. He requested that the ship be stopped, documenting that the animals were transported under torture conditions and that inhuman trade was carried out. However, the ship sailed. The ship then anchored at Mersin Port.
THE CARBON BACTERIA CAN LIVE 60 YEARS
Istanbul Gelisim University Veterinarian Başak Gökçe Çöl said that anthrax bacteria can live for 60 years. Desert, “The causative agent of anthrax is a spore bacterium called bacillus anthracis. Especially sports preserves its vitality in nature for 60 years. It is also highly resistant to cold, heat, UV rays and chemicals. This disease can be seen in all seasons. ” said.
Stating that it is very important to bury sick animals in a very deep soil, Veterinary Gökçe Çöl said, “Diseased animals can be transported to different places via the water from the region where they are cut. Ship, vehicle etc. carrying animals. the hygienically bad condition of the vehicles also affects the transmission of the disease ” he spoke.
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