This has got to be by far one of the craziest things I've ever heard of being smuggled into the U.S.
What makes this case really bad is that the items that were being brought in came from China while they're in the middle of trying to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.
At Dulles International Airport in Virginia, a suitcase was found containing...get ready for it...dozens of small dead birds.
The birds were sealed in a package that was labeled at pet food.
How absolutely disturbing is this? China not only sells small dead birds as pet food, but you know that if this is true, then they are also raising and killing these small baby birds to use as food as well. I think that is probably the worst part of the whole thing.
Casey Durst, director of field operations for CBP’s Baltimore Field Office said, “These dead birds are prohibited from importation to the United States as unprocessed birds pose a potentially significant disease threat to our nation’s poultry industries and more alarmingly to our citizens as potential vectors of avian influenza. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists continue to exercise extraordinary vigilance every day in their fight to protect our nation’s agricultural and economic prosperity from invasive pests and animal diseases.”
“Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists protect our nation’s agricultural industries from a variety of potential threats every day, including from highly pathogenic animal diseases that threaten our nation’s economy. CBP agriculture specialists continue to exercise extraordinary vigilance in their fight to protect our nation’s agriculture and economic prosperity from invasive pests and animal diseases.”
Was this an effort to try and bring Coronavirus or some other disgusting disease to the U.S.? This could have even been an attempt to bring bird flu to the country.
.@CBP agriculture specialists at Dulles airport continue to protect our nation's vital agricultural resources and our economy by intercepting potential animal threats, like those posed by these tiny dead birds from China packaged as "pet food." Read https://t.co/uJj5o5xfmN pic.twitter.com/xTldZ6G6jM
— CBP Mid-Atlantic (@CBPMidAtlantic) February 10, 2020