"Peter Bradnock, chief executive of the British Poultry Council, was calm about the infected duck in France. “Crucially, it is not in poultry and has not reached any domestic birds in Europe. Biosecurity is the key and all farms are operating at a very high standard. If there is an infected wild bird found in Britain then the exclusion zone will be brought in and that will give us even extra safeguards.”
All poultry movements would be halted inside an exclusion zone and all birds tested. A single infected bird would prompt the slaughter of the entire flock." (source)
Well, if nothing else it should give PETA something else to protest about...
"The corpses of at least 20 newborn babies and fetuses are found each week in the sewers of Zimbabwe's capital, some having been flushed down toilets, Harare city authorities said, according to state media Friday." (source)