From Jakarta Post:
AMBON, Maluku: Fearing the spread of bird flu, the livestock
quarantine station in Ambon on Thursday ordered two tons of chicken
manure from South Sulawesi to be burned.
The station’s head, I Putu Terunanegara, said authorities were always
on guard against bird flu. He added that the efforts were working
with Maluku province still free from the virus.
“But the bird flu virus will remain a threat to places which are not
yet affected,” Putu told The Jakarta Post.
The manure was confiscated Saturday as soon as it arrived in the city
from Makassar aboard a ship. It was to be sold to farmers as
– signalling some awareness of potential risks from chicken manure.