Bird

PETA claims thousands of ducks were badly injured before the animals reached the abattoir

Duckling’s head torn off in PETA video

By Oscar Rousseau

An undercover video has unearthed abhorrent animal abuse at a meat factory in the US, where a baby duck’s head is ripped off and workers smash ducks into brick walls.

August's influenza outbreak was 'staggering' says poultry council

US poultry will handle new virus ‘better’

By Oscar Rousseau

American poultry firms are now better equipped to deal with an outbreak of avian influenza (AI), thanks to improved biosecurity measures, risk management firm Moody says.

Precautions taken to prevent future outbreaks of avian influenza

Lessons from AI outbreak offered up

By Chloe Ryan

A programme covering the lessons learned from the avian influenza (AI) outbreak in North America this year is being offered to the poultry industry with the hopes of preventing any outbreak on a similar scale happening again.

The US has dealt with its worst outbreak of bird flu this year

Bird flu prompts farmers to consider rendering options

By Rod Addy

US poultry farmers are considering rendering birds for fertiliser and other inedible products if another outbreak of avian influenza (AI) forces them to take thousands of animals out of the food chain.

Permits are no longer required for the movement of birds and bird products in Ontario

Ontario relaxes bird flu controls

By Michelle Perrett

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed all the quarantines on its avian influenza control zones in Ontario.

Tyson Foods is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork

Tyson Foods responds to animal abuse claims

By Michelle Perrett

A supplier of chickens to Tyson Foods has been accused of animal abuse, after an undercover investigation by campaign group, Mercy for Animals (MFA).

Avian influenza has led to 3.3 million turkeys being culled in the state of Minnesota

Avian influenza puts Thanksgiving at risk

By Aidan Fortune

There are concerns that the growing number of avian influenza could hamper Thanksgiving celebrations due to low stocks of turkeys in Minnesota.

There have been nine outbreaks reported to the OIE so far

Additional bird flu outbreaks in BC, Canada

By Georgi Gyton

A further four outbreaks of the highly pathogenic bird flu strain H5N2 have been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, according to the latest update from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The 2011 interim rule had prohibited imports of live birds and poultry

US issues final rule on poultry imports

By Georgi Gyton

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a final rule, amending regulations for the import of poultry and poultry products from regions where highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) exists.

Over 900 chickens were bludgeoned to death with a golf club

California farm offers reward over poultry deaths

By Oli Haenlein

A Californian farm is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can help find the people who bludgeoned over 900 of their chickens to death with a golf club, according to Sky News. 

Brazilian poultry exports are down in volume but up in value

Poultry exports down for Brazil

By Carina Perkins

Brazilian poultry export volumes have fallen slightly so far this year, although August saw an uplift in volume and value.

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