Bird-flu epidemic raises questions about large-scale poultry farming

The bird-flu epidemic that claimed 48.1 million domesticated fowl on U.S. poultry farms “illustrates the scale of chicken farming in the United States,” says the Guardian, asking if factory farming is viable. When the virus strikes, an entire flock is culled, meaning tens of thousands or even millions of birds are destroyed to prevent the disease from spreading.… » Read More

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