That's really not how I understood the article, but perhaps I misread.
If you have a parrot that has been imported to another country, fine, I get that.
But, what I thought I read was that the birds with the virus were taken from Canada to another country to be killed.
I'm wondering why?
If they've got the virus, isn't it best to leave them in one place? KILL THEM THERE.
Seems to me, if you're moving them from place to place you are potentially spreading the virus.
Oh, yeah, but that was probably their reasoning.
What was I thinking?
a large number of pigeons were being imported into Australia for pigeon racing, and some of them tested positive for exposure to bird flu.
They got put down.
Wonder when the "equine flu" is going to hit, as we are currently importing racing horses for the Melbourne Cup etc, and using less than rigorous quarantine on these high performance animals.