Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Bird Flu Doesn't Kill Birds - People Do

Once upon a time there was a chicken farm in Japan's Miyazaki Prefecture. The 12,000 chickens of this farm enjoyed life, at least to the extent that chickens can enjoy life, especially at a chicken farm. But that all changed when the bird flu, otherwise known as deadly avian flu, hit the farm. The flu killed 3900 of the chickens. The strong survived, only to have their hardiness rewarded by being torched along with the dead. That's right. Japanese officials burned the 8100 survivors, er, ex-survivors, along with the 3900 dead chickens at the farm.

These are not good times to be a chicken.

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