Stop the massacre of poultry

At the moment millions of birds, especially poultry , are massacred to prevent the further spread of avian flu in the world. At least 24 countries in the WHO European Region have reported outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) virus in wild birds and domestic poultry.  At least 3 of these countries have reported outbreaks in the last 2 weeks. And France is one of them. Almost 2 millions ducks, geese and other birds have been killed, gassed in gas chambers the last couple of weeks. For the moment the only measure is to cull the birds, whilst no solution has been found to prevent the outbreak of the virus. And even worse the killing is done by our own money, our taxes. 6 associations have started a petition to protest against this massacre. Please sign and share this petition (also in english) here:

https://www.change.org/p/gouvernements-nationaux-europ%C3%A9ens-et-internationaux-halte-au-massacre-des-volailles?recruiter=27987893&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page&utm_term=des-lg-share_petition-no_msg

 

Ducks gassed in thousands as France fights bird flu virus

France has started a major cull today of ducks destined for the foie gras industry. Until the 21st of January in total one million animals will be killed for preventive reasons. More :

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-birdflu-france-idUKKBN14Q250

 

in french:

http://www.lemonde.fr/entreprises/article/2017/01/04/grippe-aviaire-un-million-de-canards-d-elevage-vont-etre-abattus-dans-le-sud-ouest_5057782_1656994.html

http://www.lsa-conso.fr/la-course-contre-la-montre-des-industriels-du-foie-gras,246066