Why The U.S. Is Killing Millions Of Chickens

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Farmers across the United States are being forced to kill their chickens and turkeys. So, what is the reason behind these mass killings?

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Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/04/21/401319019/5-million-chickens-to-be-killed-as-bird-flu-outbreak-puzzles-industry (
“Bird flu has been striking chicken and turkey farms in parts of the West and Midwest. This past week, it hit a flock of millions egg-laying chickens in northeastern Iowa.”

H5N1 Avian Flu (H5N1 Bird Flu) (flu.gov)
http://www.flu.gov/about_the_flu/h5n1/
“Most human cases of “highly pathogenic“ H5N1 virus infection have occurred in people who had recent contact with sick or dead poultry that were infected with H5N1 viruses. About 60% of people infected with the virus died from their illness.”

How the Midwest’s massive bird flu outbreak could threaten humans
http://www.vox.com/2015/5/7/8564539/bird-flu-pandemic
“We’re in the midst of the largest-ever bird flu outbreak in the United States.”

US egg prices soar as avian flu batters poultry industry
http://news.yahoo.com/us-egg-prices-soar-avian-flu-batters-poultry-183441183.html
“US farmers have been forced to kill almost 40 million chickens and other birds, causing egg prices to soar as a deadly version of the avian flu attacks the poultry industry.”
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