Avian Flu Sees 140 Million Culled Birds in US, UK, Europe Since October
CURRENT AVIAN FLU OUTBREAK SEES 140 MILLION BIRDS KILLED IN U.S., EUROPE AND UK
Avian Flu has been back in large scale since last October. The outbreak is so severe that the US, UK and Europe have together culled over 140 million birds since last October. Experts predict that the death toll and economic toll are only expected to worsen in coming months, and that the large-scale killing of the birds is morally wrong. This devastating outbreak is happening even as an international agreement on using vaccinations to fix the problem are likely still 2 long years away. But for now, the situation is getting dire as the current winter months will accelerate infections among fowl.
EXPERTS SAY MASS CULLING OF BIRDS WON’T STOP AVIAN FLU ANYMORE, NO SOLUTION SOON
So far, Europe has killed 140 birds, with the US and UK having killed over 53 million more since October, 2021. Some experts find that any industry that relies on such large-scale culling needs t make serious changes. So far, there is every expectation that until there is a medical scientific fix to avian flu infections, that this scale of mass culling of fowl will be the norm. This year’s outbreak has cost an estimated loss of $570 million in the US alone, with another £380 million tallied in European countries.
U.S, EU AND UK GOVERNMENTS HAVE NO COMMENT ON MORALITY OF AVIAN FLU MASS KILLING
The only method of prevention available at the moment is keeping the birds indoors, while culling entire sick flocks as infections are detected. And as for the morality of the mass killing of sick birds, the USDA, EU and UK government agencies are not answering any questions. In other words, killing as many as 150 million or more birds a year in the west is standard operating procedure. But it wasn’t always this way. Just 2 decades ago, culling birds sick with avian flu wasn’t controversial because it was rare. Back then, rare culling actually stopped avian flu from spreading.
Those days are over.