While outbreaks of avian influenza are increasing, the situation seems uncontrollable and the FDSEA is asking for a crawl space for palmipeds throughout the Landes department, the Minister of Agriculture, Julien Denormandie will be on site this Friday. He is also the guest of France Bleu Gascogne between 7.15 am and 7.30 am.
Since the beginning of December, and the discovery of a first outbreak in a breeding farm in Bénesse-Maremne, the situation has continued to deteriorate. This Wednesday, on France Info, the Minister of Agriculture reported about 60 outbreaks declared in the Landes.
The director of Cifog, the interprofession of foie gras, estimated this Thursday the number of confirmed cases in France at “a hundred”. They are mainly located in farms in Landes, but also in Gers and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Since the start of the epizootic in early December, cases have been declared and confirmed in Corsica, Yvelines, Vendée, Deux-Sèvres and Hautes-Pyrénées have also harbored cases.
Avian flu: more than 200,000 ducks slaughtered in France, 400,000 in the process of being