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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.

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).

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