KARACHI: Australian experts moved the Sindh High Court on Thursday asking the court to order a halt on culling thousands of imported sheep, reported Express News.
The experts maintained that the sheep should be tested before they are culled.
The Sindh High Court has already stayed the further culling of sheep, but the practice continues despite the order.
On Wednesday, Managing Director of Australia-based livestock exporter Wellard Rural Exports Stephen Meerwald also held a press conference and demanded an independent inspection of the animals by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Meerwald added that until their findings were announced, the culling should immediately be stopped.
The importer of the sheep had earlier filed a petition and had claimed that the Islamabad-based Research and Safety Laboratory had declared the sheep as ‘clean of any disease’, and contended that the government authorities collected samples of sheep without permission.