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4 August 2015| Malaysia

Illegal birds' nests 'could devastate poultry industry'

Tian Chi Lee was fined $15,000 in the Manukau District Court last week after he tried to illegally import the swiftlet birds' nests, which are a Chinese delicacy.

Poultry Industry Association chief executive Michael Brooks said avian diseases - such as bird flu and Newcastle Disease - were devastating poultry farms around the world.

Full Story: Radio New Zealand