Valley News -

By Jeff Pack
Writer 

Controversy heats up over eradication of Virulent Newcastle disease

 

Last updated 5/16/2019 at 4:47pm

Courtesy image

The Virulent Newcastle disease regional quarantine map dated Feb. 27 shows the areas currently under quarantine.

Bird owners in the region are angry with California state veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones, the California Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the handling of the eradication of the Virulent Newcastle disease and what they said is the inhumane euthanization of their animals.

"The California Department of Food and Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture came to my home April 19, 2019," Kerri Hand, a Perris resident and chicken owner, said in an email to Valley News. "They slaughtered our healthy pets by snapping necks, snapping legs, shooting...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019