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How to kill the ducks?
1. bash in the brains
2. slaughter with a pole
3. cull the ducks
4. batter the ducks to death
a massive cull
verb [T]
When people cull animals, they kill them, especially the weaker members of a particular group of them, in order to reduce or limit their number:
The plan to cull large numbers of baby seals has angered environmental groups.


noun [C]
the annual red deer cull
a worker bashes in the brains of ducks in a massive cull in Guangdong province, where health officials are desperately trying to control an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu
bludgeon
verb [T]
1 to hit someone hard and repeatedly with a heavy weapon:

2 to force someone to do something:
The children bludgeoned their parents into taking them to the zoo.

noun [C]
a heavy stick which is thick at one end and is used as a weapon
The two boys had been mercilessly bludgeoned to death.
dig deeper into their pockets
need to pay more
HK citizens may have to dig deeper into their pockets if they want chicken to be on their menu for next week's Mid Autumn festival.
To scrap an earlier decision
to throw away a previous decision
The latest bird flu outbreak in GD has forced the SAR authorities to scrap an earlier decision to increase live chicken imports from the mainland
a precautionary measure
prevention action
he stressed that the move is only a precautionary measure
vaccinate
verb [T]
to give someone a vaccine, usually by injection, to prevent them from getting a disease:
The children were vaccinated against the major childhood diseases.
See also inoculate; immunize at immune.
nearly 10,000 ducks that died of bird flu at farms around Panyu had been vaccinated against the disease.
mutated
verb [I]
1 to develop new physical characteristics because of a permanent change in the genes. These changes can happen naturally or can be produced by the use of chemicals or radiation:
These bacteria have mutated into forms that are resistant to certain drugs.
pathogenic
pathogen Show phonetics
noun [C]
any small organism, such as a virus or a bacterium which can cause disease:
a dangerous pathogen

pathogenic Show phonetics
adjective
The birds died of the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus