Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Turkey massacre in England-- and no, not for Thanksgiving

... because the Brits don't celebrate Thanksgiving.

Unfortunately, 6,500 birds, mostly turkeys, are being slaughtered on an open-range bird farm in England, because H5N1 was detected amongst them. It sucks to be that bird-farmer-- they're just doing their best to satisfy increasing demand for open-range birds but as a result, it puts them into more contact with wild migratory birds that might be carrying flu.

In the words of Environment Secretary Hilary Benn (and must be said with a Brih-tish ahc-cent):
"What we're doing is working our darndest to make sure that it stays where it is."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7092988.stm <-- check it out here

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