Backyard Poultry to be Eliminated in Jakarta Amid Bird Flu Concern

22 March 2016, at 12:00am

INDONESIA - Backyard poultry keeping will be shut down in Indonesia's capital Jakarta by 2017 as part of efforts to prevent avian influenza.

The Jakarta Post reported that the move follows an outbreak of avian flu in South Jakarta, in which downs of poultry had to be destroyed.

The virus is reportedly the H5N1 strain.

Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama asked for backyard poultry farms and slaughterhouses to be relocated outside the city, but a lack of sufficient facilities has slowed down relocation efforts.