Rumamer authorities ban sale of undocumented livestock

Cattle graze in Majok Noon village of Warrap state | Credit: Arou David| AIRS

The caretaker commissioner of Rumamer county has issued his first local order banning sale of livestock without official documents, in a move to prevent cattle-related crimes.

The order issued on Thursday means the seller must show a letter from authorities where the animal(s) came from, and it also prohibits entry of livestock into Aniet market after six O’clock in the evening.

Mr. Chol Pur Chol said he has observed that people were selling cattle without legal documents warning that the practice creates opportunities for others to deal in stolen livestock.

Last month, the area witnessed the rise in livestock theft which some believed was encouraged by sell or purchase of undocumented animals.