RPRA Update Bird Flu –

RPRA Update Bird Flu –

Following the latest outbreaks of Avian Influenza and the requirement to
keep all captive birds indoors from 14th December 2020 I have met with
DEFRA today (10th December 2020) to  discuss the impact on racing

The ‘Avian Influenza – code of practice for Racing Pigeons’ that was
first published in February 2018 following discussions between the RPRA
and DEFRA has been discussed and updated to reflect the current
position. Amendments to the original document have been highlighted in
yellow. This document should be read in its entirety and strictly

Once the current position has improved the Code of Practice will be
Please note the withdrawal of the General license for gatherings is a
temporary measure until the position improves and restrictions are

Ian Evans


Click above link to download – Latest update published 10/12/20

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About the author

Willie Reynolds

Covering the sport in Ireland for several years, scribe for both BHW & RP and a number of local newspapers including the News Letter (Farming Life Supplement) each Wednesday. Secretary of Ballymena & District for a number of years and currently PO for the Mighty NIPA & INFC. Watch out for the many articles/news items penned by HOMER.

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