Flu Fears Force Ban on Bird Hunting

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Flu Fears Force Ban on Bird Hunting


SAGADA, Mountain Province, Philippines - Local officials in this mountain resort town reiterated the banning of "ikik" or bird hunting to avoid catching foreign birds that might be carriers of the dreaded bird flu virus that could seriously affect the health condition of people who catch and eat the supposed contaminated birds coming from the colder parts of China and other parts of the world.The strict banning of the catching of birds came in the wake of reports of a case of bird flu in Hong Kong, which is the path of the foreign birds in coming to various parts of the country in order to escape from the extreme cold in their places of origin.Health authorities said the bird flu or avian influenza virus does not only infect birds or the fowl industry but could also infect humans causing fatal illnesses and death.Municipal officials said measures are in place to prevent the possible entry of the bird flu virus by infected migratory birds coming to Sagada. Records show there is an existing ordinance prohibiting all forms of bird hunting particularly "ikik" in the municipality.They added that barangay officials and some women groups in south central Sagada are helping each other in preventing some insistent bird hunters in their "ikik" activities in nearby Mount Ampakao.In Mountain Province, Mt. Ampakao in Sagada and some mountains in Barlig and Bauko have been identified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as passage ways or stopover sites of migratory birds that get out from their countries of origin to escape the severe winter and scarcity of food.

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