April 1, 2004, xcerpted from Rueters: A Japanese
poultry farmer was arrested after he failed to report
large-scale deaths of chickens on his farm, reported
Hideaki Asada, 41, president of Asada Nosan Co, was
one of three people arrested in connection with the
bird flu scandal. The arrest comes just weeks after
Asada’s father and wife hanged themselves in connection
with the bird flu scandal.
Asada Nosan had come under scrutiny earlier for not
reporting chicken deaths on a farm in Kyoto and for
continuing to ship live birds and eggs after the chickens
had started dieing, the story reports.
Both farms were found to be infected with the bird
flu virus. All birds have since been culled.