Following the continuous detection of avian influenza virus in poultry farms in western Japan, the National Governors' Association requested the government to provide financial support to poultry farmers.

Since last month, avian influenza virus has been detected one after another in 28 poultry farms in 11 prefectures such as Kagawa and Miyazaki prefectures, and 3.4 million birds have been slaughtered nationwide.

On the 18th, Governor Iizumi Tokushima, who is the chairman of the National Governors' Association, and Governor Yuzaki of Hiroshima Prefecture, who is the standing chairman of Agriculture, Forestry and Commerce, met online with Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ikeda.

In this, Governor Iizumi said, "Since it is an unprecedented situation, I would like to ask for support for poultry farmers and infection prevention measures based on close cooperation with the local government," and asked the government for financial support. I did.

On that basis, we requested that poultry farmers who could not be shipped be provided with an "allowance" as soon as possible based on the law, and that a support system be established for chicken and egg dealers.

In addition, we are requesting that the national government secure and distribute protective clothing in a lump sum, and that the prefectures should expand their support for the costs of epidemic prevention measures such as disinfection with lime.

After the request, Governor Yuzaki told reporters, "Since each prefecture is suffering from the largest culling ever, I would like to ask for consideration as a whole."