Bird Flu: France orders massive duck cull after severe bird flu outbreak

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© Gaizka Iroz, AFP file picture | All free range ducks and geese will be slaughtered in the affected areas between January 5 and January 20, the agriculture ministry said.

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Latest update : 2017-01-04

France on Wednesday ordered a massive cull of ducks in three regions most affected by a severe episode of bird flu, as it tries to contain the virus which has been spreading quickly over the past month, the agriculture ministry said.

All free range ducks, as well as geese, will be slaughtered between Jan. 5 and approximately Jan. 20 in an area in southwestern France comprising parts of the Gers, Landes and Hautes-Pyrenees administrative departments, it said in a statement.

Some farms will be exempted, however, including those which confine birds and those that perform full production cycles, from ducklings to transformation into end-products.

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One thought on “Bird Flu: France orders massive duck cull after severe bird flu outbreak

  1. tonytran2015 01/04/2017 / 11:59 PM

    It is a terrifying prospect:
    Bird flu make them cull birds.
    Swine flu, cull pigs.
    Human flu, cull people from other races.

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