Posts tagged as animals

More animals adopted from shelters during pandemic in Latvia

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Animal shelter ‘Ulubele’ had 200 more adoptions last year compared to 2019, the shelter’s head Ilze Džonsone told Latvian Television February 5. “The increase is likely related to the lifestyle during pandemic, Džonsone said. This makes us happy, because many have changed their lifestyle due to restrictions and are at home with family more often.” Džonsone said that there is still concern about possible attitude changes once restrictions are lifted, but…

Hunting statistics for Latvia published

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on July 27 published hunting statistics for the 2019/2020 season that show a greater number of animals killed than in the previous season. According to the latest figures, the game animals most often killed were Roe Deer, more than 34,000 meeting their demise. Second place went to beavers (more than 30,000) and then Red Deer (more than 20,000). Most figures were comparable to the numbers taken…

First African swine fever case of 2019 registered in Latvia

Monday, July 8, 2019

This year’s first African swine fever (ASF) infection for domestic pigs has been registered in Latvia. The illness was uncovered in an enclosure in Durbe Parish, Vecpils County. A total of 49 pigs have been terminated to halt the spread of the disease, as reported by Food and Veterinary Service (FVS). The affected farm has been put under quarantine – a protection zone in a three kilometre radius and an…

The Baltic States support the bacteriological labs of the Pentagon

Monday, August 13, 2018

On the relationship of outbreaks of African swine fever, resistant to low temperatures, with the development of a network of American bacteriological laboratories in the former Soviet republics. So, in June in Latvia was ill 165 pigs in Lithuania recorded 41 the outbreak of ASF (African swine fever), only one pig farm because it was destroyed more than 20 thousand animals, and the Minister of agriculture of Lithuania encouraged the…