Submitted by Louise Baggley on Friday 11th November 2022
Published on Wednesday 16th November 2022
Current status: Open
Open until: Tuesday 16th May 2023
Current Signatures: 1,040
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Allow vaccination of captive birds against avian influenza
Currently the vaccine is limited only for use in very specific cases (zoos) and within England only.
Avian influenza (AI) could now be classed as endemic. It has spread throughout the UK in wild and captive birds. The vaccine should be allowed for use in captive birds.
There are many private collections of birds in the UK which are run be dedicated groups of people.
Many of these collections hold valuable genetics and have been built up through years of dedication and hard work. Current policy is resulting in avoidable culling and loss of livelihood. There is no insurance against AI and no compensation for birds which die directly of AI or consequential loss from culling. Vaccine is the ONLY way out of living a life of unrelenting anxiety of loss.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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