By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson and Miriam Raftery
Updated with evidence that a Ramona lab whose spokesman claimed it does not use chickens did in fact promote chicken antibody research before recently scrubbing its website.
September 12, 2019 (Ramona) – At a town hall meeting for concerned bird owners held Sept. 10 at the Ramona Library, Calif. Dept. of Food and Agriculture officials confirmed that 50 to 100 birds at eight properties have been euthanized due to exposure to Virulent Newcastle Disease (vND). Representatives from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture were also present.