Bird Flu Outbreaks Raise Alarm in Europe
A Meat and Dairy Industries Article from All-Creatures.org

All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves. As we continue to disregard the value of the lives of the billions of animals we eat, we also are destroying our air, land and water.

FROM

Ari Solomon, Mercy for Animal (MFA)
November 2014

Itís no wonder that birds raised and killed for food become sick. The filthy conditions and overcrowding on todayís farms are breeding grounds for disease and bacteria.

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All transport of poultry and eggs has been suspended in The Netherlands after authorities confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at a chicken farm in Hekendorp.

According to CBS News, this strain of bird flu is deadly to poultry and can be transmitted to humans. All 150,000 chickens at the farm will be killed.

Confirmation of avian flu at a duck breeding facility in Yorkshire has also raised concerns in the UK. Scientists are still working to see whether the two cases are connected.

These recent outbreaks of bird flu in Europe are worrisome. It was just a couple of years ago that a massive outbreak of avian flu in Asia resulted in the death of millions of birds. The H5N1 strain detected at the time was not only transmissible to humans, but also often fatal to them.

Itís no wonder that birds raised and killed for food become sick. The filthy conditions and overcrowding on todayís farms are breeding grounds for disease and bacteria.

Do your part to help birds by choosing humane alternatives to meat and eggs. Visit ChooseVeg.com today and learn more.


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