Poultry destroyed after bird flu found at Dutch farm

November 16, 2014 10:50 AM

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A poultry farm in the central Dutch village of Hekendorp is being cleared and a local ban has been imposed on transporting poultry after the discovery of avian influenza, Dutch authorities said in a statement late on Saturday.

The government said the 150,000 birds kept at the farm were not free range and were being destroyed in accordance with European rules on avian influenza.

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