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Posted on May 9, 2008 by birdflunewsflash
BIRD FLU – Wild Birds or the “Factory Poultry Farms”?
The role of migratory birds and of poultry trade in the dispersal of highly pathogenic H5N1 is still the topic of intense and controversial debate.
On one side we have the mighty poultry farming sector, applying all kinds of pressure to absolve the “factory farms” from any blame for the increasing number of outbreaks of the H5N1 and other viruses.
From the Poultry farming sector’s point of view it is the wild birds, that bring the virus from the bird flu afflicted countries and infect the domestic poultry.
On the other side, we have equally passionate arguments from those who believe that it is the “factory farms” think Barnard Matthews, that are to blame for creating the un-natural conditions that result in the growth of the viruses.
Below is a “discussion” from the Virology Journal, in a “provisional PDF document”:
What it is saying is that they are still talking about this and not ready to say one way or another!
Then there is an article from PETA, :
PETA warns of deadly link between Factory-Farm Filth and Bird Flu
Here is the article: