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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

ON THE FENCE


They want to suffocate them.

Washington has approved the use of firefighting foam to kill chickens if there is an outbreak of the bird flu here in the U.S.

Supposedly gassing them involves more workers, who could be exposed to deadly viruses, and is not as humane for the animals. Officials also say they could eliminate diseased birds (pigeons?) with the foam that live in structurally unsound buildings.

While I'm all for eliminating deadly viruses to humans by cutting off the source, even if it means killing the animals, can't they find a better way than suffocating
them?

If the foam is so humane for extermination, why don't we use it on death-row inmates? When their time is up, we could just put them in a glass case and pump it full of foam.

Could it be because suffocation isn't so humane?

Maybe the foam could be put to better use on holed-up insurgents in Iraq.

5 Comments:

Anonymous marinara sauce said...

Really don't know but felt sorry that there was no comment-actually there isn't a good way to take the life of any living creature-so I really don't have an opinion on this subject-sorry

Wed Nov 08, 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

WOULD YOU PREFER GAS, LITTLE BOOBY TRAPS,TEENSY-WEENSY ELECTRIC CHAIRS(PERCHES) OR LET THEM DRINK "KOOL-AID" LIKE JIM JONES DID BACK IN AFRICA AT JONESTOWN OR LITTLE TINY NOOSES AND LYNCH 'EM OR LITTLE, ITTY BITTY GUILLOTINES OR HOW ABOUT BIG 'OLE PUDDY TATS LET LOOSE..OR SEND IN THE DR. KEVORKIAN OF THE BIRD WORLD..JUST SOME ALTERNATIVE SUGGESTIONS...

Wed Nov 08, 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Darling Daughter said...

Give me a break. We are concerned about how to humanely kill some chickens if a deadly virus breaks out. What about the hundreds of thousands or more animals that we kill everyday (probably not in a humane way) for food. These same chickens would face this fate without a virus so why is this even a concern. FOAM THEM!

Thu Nov 09, 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous who cares said...

sounds like a fowl situation

Thu Nov 09, 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous chickenlittle said...

"the sky is falling"...

Fri Nov 10, 10:59:00 AM  

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