Germany to kill 20,000 turkeys on a farm after bird flu outbreak

Turkeys, photo: Mikkel Bergmann on Unsplash
Turkeys, photo: Mikkel Bergmann on Unsplash

About 20,000 turkeys will be slaughtered after type H5N8 bird flu was found on a farm in Germany, authorities said on Friday. A series of outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in Germany and elsewhere in Europe in past months.

Sweden will kill around 1.3 million chickens after bird flu was found on a farm in the country, Sweden’s Board of Agriculture said on Monday.

With the bird flu emerging in different European countries, governments are mass killing animals as a solution instead of maybe reconsidering the whole farm industry.

Humans see turkeys mostly as food but they’re individuals with their own characters: only the male ones gobble, they can fly, sleep in trees and their heads can change colors.

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