jukel123 5,074 Posted March 1 Report Share Posted March 1 (edited) 43 million laying hens have been killed because of bird flu. Hence the shortage. There is a worry that bird flu will transfer to a mammal species ( ferrets and mink are the most likely) and then on to man. Intensive farming is becoming more and more extreme. Livestock is being pushed beyond its limits. The overuse of antibiotics amongst animals is an increasing problem. Time to reflect on the sustainability of cheap food. Of course cheap food is desirable, but not at the cost of another pandemic and farm animals kept in overcrowded, inhumane housing. Increasing resistance to antibiotics and viruses which mutate across species is a perfect storm. We need to clean up our act. Edited March 1 by jukel123 3 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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