I live in an area that produces and processes poultry.
I hate the industry because it produces low wages, pollution
of our water, and the industry has a power over local government
that that overshadows local needs.
Let me say, I am ignorant. But I am ready to learn from unbias, non-political sources. I believe George Bush is using the concept of a Bird Flu to divert our attention from his other failings.
That said…I believe the bird flu hype is crazy. It is a
diversion from so many problems we face. In my area, Rockingham County, Va., once the poultry capital of the U.S., we have never had a recorded bird to human disease contact. Our main source of income from the 60’s to now has been the poultry industry. (My dates of the 60’s may be wrong, it may be earlier.)
We have had epidemics of avian flu, once in the 1970’s and also in the 1990’s. The government, Feds, came in and took over until the problem was gone. But the problem will never be gone, because it is
like with humans…every year the flu season comes around.
How has the idea of the avian flu affected you?
Will you eat poultry in the same way?
Does the government’s approach to dealing with a future, killing,
flu associated with a food product deter your eating habits?
Does the image of the movie of Hitchcock’s, "The Birds" come to mind?
Is Big Brother telling you how to feel?