Sunday, April 26, 2009

One Thought on Swine Flu

Whether you think the CDC and the American media is overreacting to the notion of a swine flu pandemic, or you think we're actually in deep crap this time around, I'll share just one thought here that is certainly blog relevant.

Pigs are considered particularly susceptible to both bird and human viruses- their systems are not very different from ours. If you think the factory farm system is bad in the U.S., I can't imagine what it's like anywhere else- how much more, or how little, are these lovable animals pumped with antibiotics that feed the problem of superbugs that jump to humans? What crap are we putting into our ecosystems to allow superbugs like these to develop in birds and pigs?

As if we needed another reason to take care of our surroundings and go veg. We kinda did this to ourselves. And it makes me mad.

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