Impounding stray animals on Saint Lucia’s roads takes effect on Monday, December 14, 2020, the Department of Agriculture has announced.
According to the department, Agriculture Minister, Ezechiel Joseph, recently held a meeting with livestock farmers to discuss the management and prevention of stray animals.
He announced the plans of the Government of Saint Lucia to fully enforce the Animals Act through the Department of Agriculture, to allow for animals roaming the roads to be impounded.
“We are going to impound animals if our farmers do not adhere to the management of their animals in a manner that will not create problems for the trafficking public,” the minister said.
Impounded animals will be kept at a secure location and upon payment of a fine, the livestock will be released.
Minister Joseph has urged the public to keep livestock secure.