Monday, February 05, 2007

Bernard Matthews Turkeys Die in Bird Flu UK Outbreak

Evening Star - Flu outbreak: Dead bird figures

MORE than 2,000 turkeys have died after an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm in Suffolk, it was revealed today.

Government vets are continuing to investigate at the Bernard Matthews site at Holton, near Halesworth, where it was originally thought around 1,000 birds had died. The figure has now been reported by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as 2,617.

Yet more evidence (if we needed it) that factory farming will continue to jump up and bite meat eaters fiercely on the bottom. The true cost of cheap meat is far too high a price to pay for the sake of human health and the health of the planet.

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