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France prepares new cull of ducks over bird flu fears

Amid the third epidemic of bird flu in France in the space of five years, and which has already resulted in the killing of around 700,000 birds since the outbreak was first discovered in December, a new cull of hundreds of thousands, mostly ducks,is to begin within days.

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France plans mass duck slaughter as bird flu hits foie gras

The H5N8 virus was first detected in a bird in a pet shop on the Mediterranean island of Corsica in November before spreading to duck farms on the mainland in December.

French farmer wins court case over quacking ducks

Court ruled that noise from around 60 ducks and geese kept by retired farmer Dominique Douthe was within acceptable limits.

France culls hundreds of thousands of ducks to fight bird flu

The H5N8 strain of aviation influenza has been affecting south-west France since November, hitting 95 farms with a mortality rate of 30 percent.

French avian flu outbreak prompts slaughter of thousands of birds

The discovery in parts of France of a particularly virulent form of the H5N8 virus, thought to be spread by migrating birds, has led to the slaughter of farmed ducks and geese just as foie gras producers were gearing up for their busiest sales season.