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Industry clash with welfare groups over new bird flu report

By Poultry Word   

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While activists call for major farming reforms, industry experts say wild birds are more to blame for the disease outbreaks.

Egg and poultry industry leaders have clashed with welfare group Compassion in World Farming over a report describing bird flu as a ticking time bomb that cannot be stopped without major farming reforms.

The Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) report, ‘Bird flu: Only major reforms can end it’, says unless major changes are made across global agricultural production, bird flu will not be stopped.

But industry experts countered that it was actually wild birds that are the biggest threat.


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