TOKYO, Japan, 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 Rueters.
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.