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Avian flu confirmed in Akita Prefecture

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Damn… just when things couldn’t get any worse this outbreak now! Chicken prices will skyrocket!

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No more low cost tori niku.

H1N1

And next swine flu to raise the buta niku

mad cow disease

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Funny how there's a quick solution for birds but the government ran around like headless chooks in dealing with COVID.

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I hope they get this under control. For the chickens there is no treatment for avian flu. Destroying the birds are the only option.

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it is very scarry! i lived in the prefecture neighboring Akita pref.

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What to do ? - Christmas is coming to Japan! The biggest chicken-eating day of the year!

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And, don’t forget those rare eggs topped burgers recently advertised here.

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Don’t think the U.S. FDA allows it Dr.TOM1957 10:49am, but didn’t the Philippines once allow consumption of culled chicken meat & eggs ? :

- “The prefectural government also barred shipment of chickens or eggs from farms within a 10-kilometer radius from the affected farm, while requesting the dispatch of troops from the Self-Defense Forces to help address the issue.” -

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1007532 -
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As the threats to livestock, esp chickens and pigs by infectious disease has become an almost annual event, perhaps it's also time to re-assess the whole concept of factory farming.

The idea of 1,000s of chickens etc crammed into confined unnatural spaces, creating incredibly unhealthy conditions for the ease of spread of deadly diseases.

And then there's the whole moral issue of doing such.

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JAPAN consumes the most eggs of any country, an annual average of 320 eggs per individual.

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/countries-that-consume-the-most-eggs.html -

China is number 3, after Paraguay. - (The U.S. is NOT even in the top 10.)

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Over 600 billion financially-unviable ‘male’ chicks are culled each year across the world (The U.S. at only 300 million).

*- @browny1 12:06pm: “The idea of 1,000s of chickens etc crammed into confined unnatural spaces, creating incredibly unhealthy conditions for the ease of spread of deadly diseases. - And then there's the whole moral issue of doing such” -*

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snowymountainhellToday  12:22 pm JST

JAPAN consumes the most eggs of any country, an annual average of 320 eggs per individual.

Awesome statistic. Never would have guessed.

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The two major egg producers in Yokote are: Tarumina Koshin Nojo Agricultural Corporation with 30 employees. And Shoji Yokeijo with five employees.

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If its true that there is a bird flu that has been detected then its possible we should see and less crows squawking all day.

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