Tag Archives: Norwegian Food Safety Authority

Fowl decision: Government rules Polar Permaculture must kill its 80 quails by Friday due to livestock ban, disease fears

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“We must kill all of our quails by Friday the 13th, 2018.”

That blog post was written a day before what will be a very unlucky day indeed for 80 quail at Polar Permaculture that must be killed because the Norwegian Food Safety Authority has ruled the birds violate a ban on importing livestock in Svalbard and are a potential disease risk.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of July 12, 2016

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Private companies question Store Norske’s tourism plans
Store Norske’s plans to develop Svea as a tourist destination in cooperation with Spitsbergen Travel are raising concerns among other local tourism companies and officials, who say the government-owned company should not be allowed to offer subsidized activities that compete with private companies.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of April 12, 2016

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Unauthorized dogs face euthanization upon arrival
People arriving in Svalbard with dogs without obtaining the necessary permission and vaccinations risk having the animal euthanized, according to a Norwegian Food Safety Authority official who said one owner faced that situation during the past weekend.