Reuters reports that many Pakistanis who lived on the outskirts of the southern city of Sukkur relied on cattle farming to make a living and support their families.
"We are already poor, if these animals die it's a big problem for us," said Dilshad Ahmed, standing amid his flock of about 100 sheep beside a main road near Sukkur, a city in Sindh province.
Some farmers say they would sell their cattle, but as market prices drop, they would get little to nothing for what they own. According to Reuters, a sheep that used to go for up to 6,000 rupees ($60) but would now sell for as little as 2,500 rupees ($24). The loss of livestock would leave many families, who already lack food and shelter, with no way to support themselves.
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