Avian Flu Risk The UK
Despite a recent European stricture against displaying birds at fairs and markets, British pigeon fanciers needn't be disappointed. Pigeon shows in the country can go on, uk's agriculture ministry announced on November 17, 2005. Licensed shows will be allowed to proceed after veterinary advice that the risk of spreading avian influenza was low, the uk's department of rnvironment, food and rural affairs added in a statement.
Britain's pigeon-racing season is only due to start in April 2006 but a small number of races are planned before then. Licences for displaying the birds will be issued provided certain biosecurity and other conditions can be met.
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.
Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.