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ok46reddit t1_iui9her wrote

Goodbye to that 'free range' market.


chibiace t1_iuia3d0 wrote

probably still be on the label.


gaukonigshofen t1_iui8cbf wrote

wouldn't keeping them primarily indoors, greatly increase chance of spread?


lifeequalsdepressing t1_iuijbgp wrote

The point of keeping them indoors is to prevent the disease from reaching the chickens in the first place via other birds flying in and commingling with them outdoors.


punxcs t1_iuj8pua wrote

Migratory birds are the real victims here. There’s some 4+ billion birds migrating in and out of Europe and the UK right now, many whose numbers have taken decades to recover after human interaction in the past.

This strain of HPAI comes from farmed poultry, and it is going to destroy the diversity and ecosystems all over the world.


bananafor t1_iuihaar wrote

They'd be indoors at night even if they ranged in the day.


autotldr t1_iuibiwl wrote

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 79%. (I'm a bot)

> Orders to keep all captive birds and poultry indoors are being extended across the whole of England from next week.

> It comes after the national risk of bird flu in wild birds was raised to 'very high', and the whole of Great Britain was made a bird flu prevention zone two weeks ago.

> "Chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss said:"We are now facing this year the largest ever outbreak of bird flu and are seeing rapid escalation in the number of cases on commercial farms and in backyard birds across England.

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FourWordComment t1_iuje1r0 wrote

This is a necessary milestone in the “make V for Vendetta real” playbook.

Separate UK from the globe. Make farmed products a luxury. Have masked vigilante steal butter.