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9,583 chickens culled in bird flu outbreak in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pingtung County Livestock Disease Control and Prevention Center culled 9,583 black feather native chickens in Yanpu Township on Thursday (Feb. 15). County authorities w...

Taiwan protesters call for an end to battery hens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Activists went to stand on a patch the size of an A4 page to illustrate the life of battery hens in a protest outside the Presidential Office Building in Taipei Saturday (...

Central Taiwan bird flu outbreak leads to culling of 15,000 hens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A poultry farm in Yunlin County’s Gukeng Township culled all 15,374 of its laying hens on Monday (Nov. 27) after becoming the first case of H5N1 reported domesticall...

Taiwan continues egg imports due to bird flu threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) will continue to import eggs as the threat from bird flu has not subsided, reports said Saturday (Nov. 4). The policy began last winte...

France to vaccinate millions of ducks against bird flu

Around 60 million ducks are to be vaccinated in France over the next year as the country embarks on a campaign to combat bird flu and put an end to mass culls which cost the poultry industry millions ...

Dozens of cats in Poland had bird flu but the risk to people is low, the UN health agency says

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said more than two dozen cats have been infected with bird flu across Poland, but no people appeared to have been sickened. In a statement on ...

El Niño, not avian flu, caused the deaths of hundreds of birds in Mexico, government says

MEXICO CITY (AP) — When hundreds of birds were found dead along Mexico's Pacific coast earlier this year, experts immediately suspected avian flu. But the government said Thursday that t...

Animal rights group says chickens were abused, but Tyson Foods cut ties with the farm on its own

An animal rights group said Wednesday that a Virginia farm that raised chickens for Tyson Foods mistreated the animals, allowing some of them to go without feed and water at times. But ...

Vaccine authorized for emergency use in California condors amid bird flu outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California condors will receive a vaccine for a deadly strain of avian influenza that threatens to wipe out the already critically endangered vulture species, federal officials said...

California condors confront bird flu in flight from extinction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California condor is facing the deadliest strain of avian influenza in U.S. history, and the outbreak could jeopardize the iconic vulture with its 10-foot (3.05-meter) wingspan ...

Fried chicken cutlets no longer seen as affordable street food in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Consumers in Taiwan now have to fork out NT$85 (US$2.79) apiece for fried chicken cutlets by a well-known brand, as the company recently announced yet another price hike f...

Bird flu: Scientists find mutations, say threat is still low

NEW YORK (AP) — A man in Chile is infected with a bird flu that has concerning mutations, but the threat to people from the virus remains low, U.S. health officials said Friday. Past ani...

China reports first human death from H3N8 bird flu: WHO

China has reported the first fatal case of H3N8 bird flu in humans after registering two other non-fatal infections with the disease last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Tuesday...

Jill Biden keeps 'EGGucation' theme for Easter Egg Roll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden wants the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll to be about more than just coaxing hard-boiled eggs across the lawn to a finish line. A teacher for 30 years,...

Thailand starts egg exports to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand has started exporting eggs to Taiwan after the latter announced it was diversifying its suppliers amid shortages and rising prices, reports said Thursday (March 2...