Bulgaria will kill 160,000 ducks and 99,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Yellow baby ducks close to each other on a farm
Baby ducks, photo: Cole Keister on Unsplash

Bulgaria will mass murder more than 160,000 ducks after an outbreak of bird flu on two duck farms, veterinary officials said on Saturday.

The outbreak occurred at two farms of the same owner in the town of Slaviyanovo, where earlier this week, the disease was detected at a farm with more than 99,000 chickens.

The Food Safety Agency said there was no link between the duck farms and the chicken farm. “We will be slaughtering the ducks and continue with slaughtering the hens,” said Ivan Yordanov, head of the regional unit of the Food Safety Agency.

A series of outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in Germany and elsewhere in Europe in recent months.

Governments are mass killing animals whenever outbreaks are detected as a solution instead of maybe reconsidering the whole farm industry.

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