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Street fair uses stuffed animals to replace livestock because they were banned

By Mason White 5:37 PM July 22, 2015
The stuffed birds at the fair 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Many kids were unhappy when they went to a fair in Minnesota, and found stuffed animals rather than the live birds.

Minnesota has banned poultry from its state fairs in Sherburne County this summer due to the avian flu.

Last year, there has been more than 200 cages with different birds. However, this year, they were not able to be part of the fair.

Some people who have always exhibited their birds at the fair, became creative when it came to the chicken, geese and duck exhibits, and used stuffed animals instead of real ones.

Several cages contained stuffed chickens, ducks and turkeys to represent the birds that couldn’t come to the fair.

There were also photos of different animals posted on the walls. Last year, kids were able to see live baby chicks.

However, this year, the chicks were replaced with rubbed ducks. Kids were able to play a game called “pick a duck” with the rubber ducks.