It seems that the current strain of Avian Flu
“A Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed”
has arrived compelling the APHA to install a mandatory housing protection zone throughout England, thereby making it impossible for the BKA to hold its 20th November meeting!
“The new rules come into force at one minute past midnight on Monday, 7 November – giving owners one week to prepare”
The Bird Keepers Association (BKA) has been operating a marketing & meeting facility for bird keepers with four trade & bird sale days each year since November 2014 and now due to Avian Flu our meeting on 20/11 will need to be postponed until 19/2 !
However on a positive note the BKA has booked its 2023 meeting dates for 19th February, 23rd April, 17th September & 19th November so all at the BKA look forward to continuing the camaraderie at future meetings & to providing a service to its members.
I am sure I am speaking for all our avicultural friends when offering our very best of wishes & sadness to a BKA member who has had their aviary bred Cockatiels, Canaries, Bourkes & Bengalese culled along with their rare breeds of ducks etc. Another good reason to postpone the 20/11 sale and show the respect deserved of our member.
Bird Keepers Association