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
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.