Illegal poultry disposal site discovered in Wales
An illegal poultry disposal site has been found in
Wales, arousing concern over the risk of diseases being spread in the
environment and the local water system.
The League Against Cruel Sports discovered the mass of rotting bird
carcasses in Beulah, South Wales. Peter Black
Assembly member, asks Carwyn
, Minister for the Countryside, what steps will be taken to prevent any
threat to human health.
John Campbell, a former veterinary advisor to the Welsh Office: â€œWhat is
worrying is that we do not know what caused these birds' deaths. Their presence
vastly increases the bacterial load in the area and possibly the local water
courses if there is run off. These pits attract predators, such as foxes, rats,
crows, hawks etc which can lead to the spread of diseases. Decomposing carcasses
are also unfavourable environments for many viruses, and one is thinking in
terms of avian flu.â€
To comment, login here
Or register to be able to comment.