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Suspicious poultry exterminated in S. Jakarta
Publication Date : 02-06-2014
The Maritime Affairs and Agriculture Agency’s South Jakarta office has exterminated more than 6,000 chickens, ducks and other birds netted in raids during the first half of the year on suspicion of carrying the avian flu (H5N1) virus.
The agency’s monitoring and mitigation section head Nurhasan Mas’ud said on Saturday that the poultry was taken from prohibited farming areas throughout the municipality.
According to Bylaw No. 4/2007 on poultry distribution and farming, poultry farms must be 25 meters away from residences, and cages must be kept clean.
“We have exterminated more than 6,000 chickens, ducks and birds that we confiscated from prohibited farming areas in 10 districts in the municipality,” he said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.