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MNFU says abandoning chickens is 'unacceptable'

Wed, 20 Dec 2023

The Manx National Farmers Union says it’s ‘unacceptable’ for people to be abandoning chickens, especially cockerels, around the Island.
Garff Commissioners recently issued a reminder to residents that it is a criminal offence to desert the animals.
The union says there are ways to deal with unwanted birds, but the problem is difficult to address because poultry doesn’t need to be registered.
General Secretary Sarah Comish says it could risk diseases spreading, including avian flu.
Local Democracy Reporter Emma Draper has been speaking to her:


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