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Aussie AL Says No to Duck Farm

AN animal liberation group has fears that the proposed Howes Valley Duck farm has the potential to increase the outbreak risk of bird flu in Australia.

Animal Liberation’s Campaign Coordinator Emma Hurst said the public needs to be aware that intensive facilities such as this [DA321/2009] could be a major threat, increasing risk of bird flu in Australia.

“The World Health Organisation, Veterinary and Medical Associations, and, to an extent, the Poultry and Intensive Pig Industries themselves, admit that the traction this virus is obtaining to potentially develop an air born capacity is being gathered in intensive farms,” she said.

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