Culling

  • Assam: Bird flu alert, culling of birds likely September 20, 2011

    Guwahati: An alert has been sounded across Assam following detection of bird flu virus in Dhubri district, a top police official said on Saturday. A Bhopal-based forensic laboratory confirmed that the samples sent to it for testing was positive and the district administration has taken steps for immediate culling of...
  • 9,000 birds culled in bird-flu hit Bengal district December 18, 2008

    Kolkata: Over 9,000 poultry birds have been culled in West Bengal's Malda district after the latest bird flu outbreak there but some villagers are resisting the move, officials said Thursday. "Veterinary workers have culled 9,373 poultry birds since Tuesday at Narhatta and Satgheria villages under the English Bazar police station in...
  • Locals protest as culling begins in bird-flu hit Malda December 18, 2008

    Kolkata: Locals in the Malda district of West Bengal are protesting culling operations in bird flu hit areas. This has increased the potential danger of the disease spreading. Bird flu has spelt doom for these residents in West Bengal's Malda district. This is the second time in a year that Malda...
  • Malda: Tests prove new bird flu cases in West Bengal December 16, 2008

    Kolkata: Laboratory tests on dead birds have proven a new outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus in West Bengal, a state government official said on Monday. "The laboratory test in Bhopal has confirmed the presence of the H5N1 virus in the dead birds," Sridhar Ghosh, the senior official in...
  • Bird flu scare in Assam, culling of poultry begins December 12, 2008

    Guwahati: Mass culling of poultry has begun in Assam as there are fears that the deadly bird flu epidemic has returned. Health authorities in many districts of the state have been put on high alert. According to some estimates, some 40,000 birds will be culled by Saturday. Assam government on Thursday...
  • National Wipes: News from across India May 10, 2008

    Over 250 birds have died over the last two weeks and subsequent tests at the High Security Diseases Laboratory in Bhopal has confirmed the outbreak. On Saturday, the authorities gave the go-ahead to begin culling, targeting 18,000 chicken. 25 culling teams have spread around 41 villages for the operation. Trading...
  • Bird flu spreads to another West Bengal district March 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Authorities have heightened measures after reports of fresh outbreak of bird flu came in from Jalpaiguri district. Nearly 120 chickens have died in the Sadar area over the past few days and samples of the serum of dead poultry birds sent to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in...
  • West Bengal begins culling of poultry in fresh flu fight March 10, 2008

    Kolkata: West Bengal on Monday resumed culling operation to slaughter about 50,000 poultry birds in Murshidabad district where the deadly H5N1 virus has resurfaced nearly a month after the government claimed avian flu had been contained in the state. A fresh outbreak of bird flu was confirmed on Friday in...
  • South Africa to resume elephant culling February 26, 2008

    New Delhi: South Africa has said it will allow elephants to be culled for the first time in 13 years to tackle a surge in their numbers. Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk did not say how many elephants could be killed, saying only that some animal-rights groups' estimates of 2,000...
  • Delhi enjoys its chicken despite bird flu scare February 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Despite the bird flu cases reported in West Bengal, ongoing culling operations in Bihar and rumours and scares aplenty in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi has not quite given into the fear of the virus. In fact, chicken prices, which have fallen in several other cities, are still as high as...
  • Bird flu spreads to 2 more districts in West Bengal January 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Bird flu is spreading fast in West Bengal. The avian virus has been detected in two more districts of west Dinajpur and South 24 Parganas. Culling will begin on Monday. So far 13 out of Bengal’s 19 districts have been affected by the disease. Animal husbandry officials are battling...
  • Bird flu in West Bengal was waiting to happen: PeTA January 24, 2008

    Kolkata: The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) said on Thursday that the bird flu outbreak in West Bengal was a disaster waiting to happen as wrong methods of poultry farming are being practised in the state. PeTA campaigns manager N G Jayasimha told reporters: "Animal factories, such as broiler...
  • Wings of Ire: Bengal villagers won't let birds culled January 22, 2008

    Birbhum (West Bengal): It's been nearly a week since the country's worst possible outbreak of the deadly avian flu was confirmed from parts of West Bengal. Yet there's no sign of the government managing to restrict its spread. At one of the winter retreats for migratory birds in West Bengal...
  • Bird flu: Culling of chicken to resume in West Bengal June 7, 2008

    Kolkata: In West Bengal culling of chicken is set to resume in soon in the bird flu-hit districts of Birbhum and South Dinajpur. The operations were suspended after a culling official, who is a leader of the CPI-M backed coordination committee, was arrested on Wednesday for arguing with the police. Over...
  • Health Ministry sends Tamiflu, protective gear to WB January 16, 2008

    New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry is taking preventive steps to arrest the spread of bird flu, which is confirmed in Birbhum, South Dinajpur and Murshidabad districts of West Bengal. There are 55 teams of the West Bengal Animal Resources Department fanned out across 105 villages in Rampurhat for culling operations. The...
  • Govt steps up efforts to contain bird flu July 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Nearly 10, 000 poultry birds have been culled after a bird flu outbreak in a Manipur village near Imphal. The infected birds, along with their eggs were culled and thrown into huge pits. They were culled within a radius of five kilometer on Thursday. The operation continued on...
  • Dog menace: Sterilise or kill? June 17, 2007

    Chennai: Chennai seems to be next on line to tackle the stray dog problem after Bangalore took steps to alleviate the problem. Three-year-old Harshini cannot be blamed for being scared of stray dogs. One recently bit her when she stepped out of her house to go shopping with her...
  • Now, TN govt fights dog menace June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: After the stray dog problem in Bangalore, Chennai is now gearing up to muzzle the issue. Following complaints received from the public, the Tamil Nadu government has passed a government order to implement animal birth control in five corporations and 50 municipalities across Tamil Nadu. The proposed programme will be...
  • Inhuman dog hunt irks animal lovers June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The killing of stray dogs in Bangalore has found its echo in the capital with animal lovers taking out a protest march against the "inhuman drive" in the tech-city. Reports of mass indiscriminate killing of dogs disturbed residents who cared about animal welfare. It has even prompted the Governor of...
  • It's bad days for Bangalore dogs June 20, 2007

    Bangalore: It was the fourth day of Karnataka government's war against stray dogs on Wednesday. As many as 40 vans along with dog-catchers have been scouring the city's streets from 0800 hours to 2100 hours everyday, hounding the strays. The Karnataka Government has launched a massive drive against stray dogs in...