Inspectors sour camel milk scheme
11 September 2006, AMSTERDAM — A dromedary enthusiast in Den Bosch cannot sell his camels' milk, officials of the agricultural inspectorate (AID) have decided.
11 September 2006
AMSTERDAM — A dromedary enthusiast in Den Bosch cannot sell his camels' milk, officials of the agricultural inspectorate (AID) have decided.
Animal-rights group 'Wakker Dier' lodged a complaint 10 days ago about the man's plans to milk three young-bearing Dromedaries. The milk is said to be very healthy and particularly suitable for people with diabetes or who are allergic to cows' milk.
Native to North Africa and western Asia, the dromedary has one hump on its back in contrast to the Bactrian camel which has two.
AID officials visited the meadow in Den Bosch where the animals are held and concluded they were well cared for. But they informed the owner that dromedaries are not on the list of animals whose milk can be sold for human consumption. He will be kept under observation to ensure he does not try to go ahead with his plans.
'Wakker Dier' said it wanted to prevent another animal species being locked up behind stable doors. The owner of the animals said their health would not be affected by his plans as dromedaries are kept in captivity all over the world.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news