Vietnam bans birds on bikes

Relax biker lasses - it's the feathered variety we're on about

This bloke fell fowl of the new law (No, no, no! - Ed)

VIETNAM HAS banned the transportation of poultry and cattle on motorbikes in its capital city, in a bid to reduce the spread of disease.

The ban became effective on Monday, however sources say live animals, including pigs and dogs, were being driven in the city early Tuesday morning on motorbikes.

The ruling has been made in an attempt to reduce the risk of infectious diseases; Vietnam has been frequently hit by the H5N1 strain of bird flu since 2003. The virus is known to have killed 52 people in the country.