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Save the pigeon sport from bird flu

The world governing body for pigeon racing – the FCI – has set up a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of proving that racing pigeons are not susceptible to bird flu. Please read the FCI’s  following press release, and consider lending your support. FCI Press Release 2017 will go down in history as the year […]

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Latest

Keep up to date with the latest position on avian influenza at this page of the gov.uk website  Update 5th July 2017 The restrictions that were in place due to the outbreak of Avian Influenza in Diss, Norfolk have been removed today. This means that lofts located within the 10km zone around the outbreak are […]

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Updates

Update 5th April 2017 The Protection/Surveillance zones around Wyre, Redgrave and Haltwhistle have been lifted. THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO SURVEILLANCE/PROTECTION ZONES IN FORCE IN THE UK. ———————————————————————————————- Update from the General Manager 20th March 2017 AVIAN INFLUENZA AND PIGEONS – EXERCISING, SHOWING, SALES, TRAINING AND RACING  The following guidance provides clarity for pigeon fanciers on […]

NGO on bird flu outbreak in France

In their journal, Keeping the Balance, the National Gamekeepers Organisation has warned its members to heed the ongoing outbreak of bird flu in France, and “to be aware of the impact it could have on imports to the UK of gamebirds and their eggs”. They report that “at present, UK officials at Defra are taking a measured view of the outbreak in […]