Customs Agents Confiscate Waterfowl From US Hunters

From the Pioneer Press:

_More than 4,000 wild game birds were snatched from American hunters as they headed home last weekend from Saskatchewan, Canada. Critics say it was an overreaction by U.S. officials to an outbreak of avian flu on a chicken farm in the province. . . .

Mike Borchert, 70, of Le Sueur, Minn., and four friends were returning from a week of hunting in Saskatchewan on Friday afternoon when agents confiscated their 215 waterfowl at a North Dakota crossing.

"We asked the U.S. custom agents where they were taking them, and they said, 'To the landfill,' '' Borchert said. "We were dumbstruck."_

What do you think? Necessary precaution or overreaction?