9 November 2021 - 8:13 am
On the 8th November 2021 it was reported that DEFRA (the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) have detected HPAI H5N1, an allegedly deadly form of avian flu in Warwickshire.
As a result an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across Great Britain. A statement in the article made by Chief Veterinary Officers for Wales, England and Scotland says:
Whether you keep just a few birds or thousands, you are now legally required to introduce higher biosecurity standards on your farm or small holding.https://www.thepoultrysite.com/news/2021/11/avian-influenza-h5n1-confirmed-in-warwickshire-uk
Is this just another timely, engineered crisis like all the others we’ve seen this year?