“Spread of bird flu virus is baffling scientists”

[DM Register 5/3]     Really? You can’t figure out why disease would spread like wildfire in these multi-million bird facilities? Where the depth of the feces is measured by the foot? Where the birds never leave a cage that they can’t even stand up or turnaround in? Where the manager is an underpaid lackey of a corporate entity and the workers are the latest illegals from Mexico fresh off the bus with no vested interest in Iowa or that farm or the community? Who are just using the system as much as the system is using them? Gosh no, who could figure out that one. The corporate headquarters in Montreal doesn’t give a shit about Iowa. Why on earth would disease fester in a breeding ground like that? That would sure “baffle” me.

In this April 23, 2015 photo, workers with clear plastic boots stop to have their feet disinfected before leaving Sunrise Farms in Harris, Iowa. The northwest Iowa farm has said it will kill its 3.8 million laying hens because of the bird flu virus. The Iowa infection is one of the largest to hit midwestern states where the virus has cost turkey and chicken producers millions of birds since early March.  (Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register via AP) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

In this April 23, 2015 photo, workers with clear plastic boots stop to have their feet disinfected before leaving Sunrise Farms in Harris, Iowa. The northwest Iowa farm has said it will kill its 3.8 million laying hens because of the bird flu virus. The Iowa infection is one of the largest to hit midwestern states where the virus has cost turkey and chicken producers millions of birds since early March. (Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register via AP) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

Big agriculture has always demanded a ready supply of illegals like the ones pictured here at Sunrise Farms in Harris, Iowa. People who might be making $7.25 an hour are going to care about doing a good job? People who might be making $7.25 an hour are going to care about their job as a career? With an eye towards the future? Putting down roots in the community? Bullshit. Can’t blame them. Look who is in charge of the nation’s food supply, makes you sleep well doesn’t it? Gosh no, I wouldn’t know why the train ran off the tracks.

Oh, and guess who gets to pay for the dead turkeys and chickens? The article said the “government” pays the farmers. Wrong-o! You do! The taxpayer! That’s right, after these people do every possible thing wrong they can in animal husbandry, you get to pay for it! That’s right, they raise birds in absolutely dirty, diseased, filthy, wretched, horrible, disgusting conditions, and YOU get to pay for their stupidity.

Jim Roach

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