Indonesia to ban chickens from backyards

INDONESIA - Indonesia is preparing to ban backyard poultry farming after four people died from bird flu last week.
calendar icon 16 January 2007
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The ban will be enforced in Indonesia's hardest-hit areas.

One of the major challenges confronting the fight against the spread of H5N1 is the fact that chickens are kept in backyards across the archipelago.

The prevalence of home-based poultry farms and their contribution to local economies has meant Indonesia's Government has resisted advice to ban the practice.

Source: Abc News Online
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