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five million birds killed to protect rice fields

Tanzania: A total of five million Quelea Quelea, small red-billed birds, have been exterminated in Tanzania to protect rice fields, notably using drones, the national plant and pesticide monitoring agency said on Wednesday. The Tanzanian Plant Protection and Pesticides Authority (TPHPA) killed five million birds last week in the Manyara region in the north of the country, where more than 400 hectares of commercial crops were under threat. "We have killed five million destructive birds and are now monitoring other areas," Joseph Ndunguru, Director General of the TPHPA, told AFP. https://www.africanews.com/2023/09/28/tanzania-five-million-birds-killed-to-protect-rice-fields/

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  • johnte ndeto

    36 w

    Both being of importance a different measure should have been put in place that didn't lead to lose from either side

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    • Kevin

      36 w

      This is a very sad scenario

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      • George Kariuki

        36 w

        There is always a better way to handle human-animal conflict. Why kill the birds? This unacceptable.

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        • rosebellendiritu

          36 w

          It's unfortunate and reckless

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          • Edwin wangombe

            36 w

            Tanzania should look for better ways of safe guarding the rice fields without harming the birds

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            • Edwin wangombe

              36 w

              This is saddening

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              • Joseph Githinji

                36 w

                This is insane, those culpable should be held accountable.

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                • Elizabeth Gathigia

                  36 w

                  Terrible!! 😣

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                  • CHRIS NGATIA

                    36 w

                    This is not right at all

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                    • zelda ninga

                      36 w

                      Who does that? we all know the benefits of Birds were completely wrong

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                      • Kihm Francis

                        36 w

                        It wasn't the only solution they had so disheartening

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                        • Tabitha Kimani

                          36 w

                          Did they explore other alternative way to deal with the animals vs human crisis.

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