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|JUBA Cheap Nike Air Max Online , Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan on Thursday pledged toenhance vaccination and strengthen animal health regulations tocurb the spread of rabies among the ballooning population of straydogs.
James Janga Duku, Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries,said mass displacement of people coupled by the ongoing economiccrisis in the war-torn country has forced many families to abandontheir pets, resulting in a big colony of strays and a rise inrabies cases.
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Duke further said his ministry has teamed up with partners suchas the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and several localand international aid agencies to enhance awareness amongcommunities on dog healthcare and public health risks associatedwith dogs.
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Martin Barasa, country director of the animal health charityVeterinary Sans Frontiers (VSF), said though there are nostatistics on the population of dogs in South Sudan, they havereceived overwhelming requests from communities and health workersdemanding response and development of strategies to reduce thegrowing number of uncontrolled dog population.
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Nimaya Mogga, FAO Livestock Officer in South Sudan, said initialassessments have shown that many people in South Sudan do not knowwhat rabies is or live in remote locations without adequate andwell-equipped health facilities to deal with dog bites.
He said FAO would support the government of South Sudan tostrengthen its capacity to minimize the risk of transmission ofrabies in human populations. Enditem
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A judicial interpretation issued by the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) and the Supreme People's Court on Friday stipulates that forcing others to wear clothes or symbols associated with terrorism and extremism while spreading terrorism and extremism is considered a crime. Anyone who violently forces others to wear such garments will be put under surveillance, detained, or face a maximum of three years in prison.
Neither the amendment nor the interpretation by the SPP provided further details about what constitutes extremist garments or symbols under the law.
Turgunjan Tursun, a research fellow at the Xinjiang Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times that it is not common for people in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to wear such garments these days.
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Li Wei, an anti-terrorism expert with the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, told the Global Times that although the law alone cannot eradicate the spread of extremism, it does provide a legal shield for common people to defend themselves when threatened by extremists.
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