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Titre: ON DECOUVRE UN CYGNE ET ON ATTEND
Posté par: alain le 07 avril 2006 à 05:49:08
7 April 2006
DEAD SWAN WAS LEFT LYING IN OUR VILLAGE FOR 16 HOURS
BIRD FLU IN SCOTLAND
By James Lyons
ANGRY villagers last night demanded to know why health officials took 16 hours to remove the swan killed by bird flu.

It took the authorities 16 hours to remove the carcass from the slipway at Cellardyke harbour in Fife.

During that time, seagulls feasted on the remains and cats and dogs also prowled around the bird.

And, most worryingly, children played nearby.

The deadly H5N1 strain of avian flu which killed the swan can be transmitted to humans.

Locals Tina Briscoe, 68, and Dan Young, 47, found the mute swan's decaying remains at 8pm onWednesday, March 29.


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But it was not until noon the following day that the bird was removed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.


Last night, Tina said: "I would have expected a quicker reaction, particularly because it could have been washed away or cats could have picked at it."