Tag: Department of Agriculture

Six pit bull mix seized from West Bay owner

Six pit bull mix seized from West Bay owner

| 04/09/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Following several complaints from residents in West Bay about being attacked by ferocious dogs on the loose in the district community beat police officers joined forces last week with the Animal Welfare and Control Unit at the Department of Agriculture and paid a visit to the owner of the dog [...]

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Cops bust another GT cockfighting operation

Cops bust another GT cockfighting operation

| 20/08/2018
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has seized another 26 birds believed to have been used in cockfighting. Police said that following a complaint from the community, RCIPS community officers and animal welfare officers from the Department of Agriculture executed a search warrant under t [...]

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DoA urges reporting of illegal cockfights

DoA urges reporting of illegal cockfights

| 17/08/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Agriculture is urging the community to continue reporting illegal cockfighting as it continues its efforts, in partnership with the police and customs, to investigate complaints about the cruel sport. While legal in some countries, cockfighting is banned here under the Ani [...]

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Feral dogs menacing the neighbourhood

Feral dogs menacing the neighbourhood

| 30/07/2018
How do we eradicate dangerous feral dogs? I made complaints to the police because my family’s pet cats were being killed by the dogs. The police reported that the Department of Agriculture were setting traps, but none were set. Cats in the neighbourhood have continued to be attacked. DoA cannot se [...]

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Limits on importing frozen meat for personal use

Limits on importing frozen meat for personal use

| 03/07/2018
I have lived on the Brac for over 30 years and when I return from the US I always bring in frozen meat that complies with the regulations of the Agricultural Department. The last time I came in I claimed all my frozen meat but the customs officer who checked my things was, obviously, out […] [...]

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Local cops bust suspected cock-fighting farm

Local cops bust suspected cock-fighting farm

| 12/04/2018
(CNS): A 50-year-old man from Bodden Town has been arrested for cruelty to animals in connection with a suspected cock-fighting ring, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has said. Community police officers and officials from the Department of Agriculture carried out a raid last month at a proper [...]

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Cops and DoA focus on dangerous dogs

Cops and DoA focus on dangerous dogs

| 17/01/2018 | 40 Comments
(CNS): After three feral dogs chased and bit a cyclist on Friday, the RCIPS and the Department of Agriculture have joined forces to round up ferocious, stray or out-of-control dogs. The cyclist, who was riding along Finch Drive in West Bay, was bitten on his ankle as he tried to fend the dogs off. N [...]

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Passenger fined over import of illegal caviar

Passenger fined over import of illegal caviar

| 28/11/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Government officials from the Department of Environment and customs are urging people to ensure that they have the relevant permits to import caviar after a passenger who was stopped at Owen Roberts International Airport was fined for failing to declare the product, and the lack of a CITES pe [...]

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CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

CIG and Dart enable evacuees to bring pets

| 20/09/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): People evacuating from British Overseas Territories who want to bring their pet dogs and cats can do so even if the animals do not meet the current import conditions, thanks to emergency provisions approved by Cabinet and the generosity of Dart Real Estate, which has provided a facility to ho [...]

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68 dangerous dog reports in first half of year

68 dangerous dog reports in first half of year

| 23/06/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): As well as a worrying amount of animal abuse being reported to the authorities, the police said they are also dealing with a spike in reports of people being attacked and bitten by ferocious or dangerously out of control dogs. So far this year, the RCIPS has dealt with 68 reports of attacks, [...]

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Survey to gauge local grasp of antibiotic resistance

Survey to gauge local grasp of antibiotic resistance

| 07/02/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Local government officials have begun working on a national plan to tackle the growing, global problem of antibiotic resistance. One of the first steps is to measure how much people in Cayman already know about the problem, which is caused by a catalogue of issues, such as the use of antibiot [...]

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