The Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is reminding Crop-Over band leaders, designers and the travelling public, who are planning to import feathers and other non-food products of animal origin, that they must first obtain an import permit.

Non-food animal products include but are not limited to: loose feathers, products made from skins, feathers, antlers, hair, hooves, horns, hides, fur and wool.

Applications for permits may be made at the office of the Veterinary Services Department, The Pine, St. Michael, Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For additional information persons may contact the department at 427-5492 or 427-5073, or they can visit the Veterinary Services page of the Ministry of Agriculture’s website at

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