Tuesday, April 21, 2015


I am not a vegan. Occasionally I eat cheese and once in awhile an egg.

This week's news about bird flu in chickens in Iowa does cause me once again to evaluate my egg and or cheese choices.

I heard on NPR that in the US, billions of chickens are produced each year. The 5 million killed in Iowa is a drop in the bucket. Think about those numbers.

What happens at the farm with the diseased birds? The USDA moves in. Birds are sprayed with some type of poisonous foam. Then a hole is dug on the farm and they are buried there. Wonder how big a hole is needed for 5 million chickens?

So really, am I proud of supporting this industry by buying an egg now and then?

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