Poultry sent through Postal Service a threat to state flocks

by 5m Editor
22 August 2005, at 12:00am

NORTH CAROLINA - Hundreds to thousands of game birds, fighting cocks and other fowl are shipped into North Carolina each day through the U.S. Postal Service without proof they&#39;ve been checked for highly contagious diseases, state agriculture officials said Thursday. This loophole, a violation of state law that requires all birds entering North Carolina to be certified as healthy, poses a potential health and bioterrorist threat to the state&#39;s $2.1 billion poultry industry, they said. <i>Source:</I>

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