COVID-19 forcing N Carolina farmers to euthanise 1.5 mn chickens

Raleigh (US), May 24:Coronavirus outbreaks at meat processing plants are forcing North Carolina farmers to euthanize 1.5 million chickens, according to a state official.
Assistant Agriculture Commissioner Joe Reardon told The News & Observer that this is the first time during the pandemic that farmers in the state have had to euthanize their animals.
Roughly a third of the 1.5 million chickens already had been killed, Reardon said.
Chicken and hog farmers in other states also have been euthanizing millions of animals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
North Carolina hog farmers have not taken steps to euthanize their animals, Reardon said. (AGENCIES)


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