All the birds at a British turkey farm will have to be killed after an outbreak of bird flu.
Turkey farmers will have been working towards this period all year, but there are now fears the virus could spread – although the government says problems with festive stock levels are not 'anticipated'.
The agriculture department has revealed that the H5N8 bird flu strain has been found at a turkey farm with more than 5,000 birds in Lincolnshire, eastern England.
It's the first time in over a year that there has been a case of bird flu in Britain – the last was in July 2015.
Most birds at the farm have died, officials said, and the remaining birds will be put down.
A 3km protection zone has been put in place around the farm in Louth.
Several other countries including France and Israel have reported cases of H5N8 bird flu in the last few weeks, and some governments have ordered all poultry to be kept indoors to stop the disease spreading to other farms.
Source - Metro