• Kyodo


Health officials from the Mie Prefectural Government said Saturday they have destroyed 83 pet chickens kept by a local Shinto shrine due to public concerns over bird flu, even though the birds were healthy.

The Mie Prefecture Central Livestock Hygiene Service Center destroyed the chickens at the request of the shrine, the health officials said.

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