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Farmers want green light for electric fences
2013-03-02 18:34:00 | (0 Comments)
Horace Fisher – Gleaner Writer
Farmers wants electric fences to protect livestock.
Frustrated farmers in southern Clarendon want the Government to consider giving them permission to erect electrified security fences to safeguard their produce and livestock.
The proposal was made this morning when the disgruntled farmers met with Opposition Spokesman on agriculture J. C. Hutchinson and Custos of Clarendon William Shagoury in Lionel Town, Clarendon.
The farmers say they have tried several initiatives to prevent thieves from stealing millions of dollars in crops and livestock, but to no avail.
In addressing the farmers, Hutchinson noted that praedial larcency is bilking billions of dollars from farmers annually and required serious counter-measures to cripple the practice.
He says the current initiatives in place to fight praedial larceny are grossly inadequate and unworkable and adds that allowing farmers to erect electrified fences is worthy of consideration.
Hutchinson says for it to work, farmers would have to install a three-layer fencing system accompanied by proper warning signs.
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