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France Extends Duck Cull Zone Amid Further Bird Flu Outbreaks

France on Tuesday widened an area in which mass culling of ducks is to take place as new cases of bird flu were confirmed in the southwest, the country's main foie gras producing region. The government had ordered last week the slaughter of all free range ducks, as well as geese, in part of the southwest in a push to halt the spread of the severe H5N8 bird flu virus. In a decree published in the government's official journal, France listed 187 districts as covered by the...

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