Bulgaria pays compensation for culled poultry
Bulgaria is to pay compensation to bird owners that had their poultry culled
due to the threat of bird flu last week.
The outbreak occurred in the village of Slantchogled, south of the
country and a total of 1,500 chickens, turkeys and pigeons in the area were
culled on Friday.
Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry announced that they will start
paying out compensation to birds owners today (24 July).
for a hen will be about €5 and €10-€12.5 for every turkey. However the exact
amount will depend on the size of the culled bird.
The government has
aligned the compensations with the market value of the
Although tests by Bulgaria's National Referential Laboratory
have shown that the bird flu strain found was not the deadly H5N1, they will still
send a sample of the virus for examinations to England.
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