Insect-Borne Virus Spreading To Kentucky Cattle Herds

By: Jeff Gould Email
By: Jeff Gould Email

Delbert Williams makes his living growing crops on this plot of land. But now, it seems that something in the very land that he uses to feed his family is killing his chickens, his ducks, his dog and his horse.

“We come home and found one dog laying dead, then a 3,000 dollar horse laying down on the other end of the field , laying there, bleeding from the mouth,” says Delbert Williams of Tyner.

And Williams says he's afraid that more animals could still die. As he feeds his healthy chickens, they flock to the seeds, but in this coop, as he continually tries to feed this rooster, it refuses to eat. He says the bird probably won't make it through the night.

We just don't know, we don't know if it's something in the air, something that's been put on the ground or what,” Delbert Williams.

And now, unsure of what's causing the sick animals, Williams and his family can't eat or *sell* the crops they've worked so hard to plant.

Delbert’s Wife, Victoria Williams, says, “If they got poison or something or it's a virus or something, I’ll have to burn off my whole garden and won't be able to use nothing out of it.”


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