Mass culling of birds following an outbreak of a highly pathogenic disease is a painful and delicate job. Burning and burying live birds is unacceptable and gives the poultry industry a bad image. Here are some more humane ways to deal with emergency depletion.
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Keywords: Avian Influenza, AI, emergency culling, carbon dioxide, mass euthanasia, composting