Thursday, January 6, 2011

PHT: Reveal identity of Swiftlet farm owners

PHT: Reveal identity of farm owners

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) has called on the state government to make public the identity of all swiftlet farm operators in George Town. Its president Khoo Salma Nasution said PHT wanted all registered and unregistered operators, including the 78 registered swiftlet farm operators located within the heritage zone, to be made known.

“We’ve received complaints from people who live next door to swiftlet farms but they are unsure if such operations are legal,” she said. She also urged the state government to publish its plan on granting a three-year grace period for the relocation of swiftlet farms from the city’s heritage zone. “The plan has to be realistic. If not, it will cause distress to the birds,” she added.

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