posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 09:20 AM
Putting those poor birds out of their misery, regardless of a potential disease, is best for them. The conditions that animals are raised for
slaughter including poultry, IMHO well crosses the line of animal abuse of any animal on this planet.
Some stated farm horses, or capture the wild excesses and just make them into dog food. Other states will imprison a poor farmer that can no longer
treat his horses well, for animal cruelty.
Why is it that if an animal is being raised for processing, that they can be bred in horrible conditions and killed in very inhumane ways.
And yet if I kill a chicken in the city limits with my hands, in public view, I will get arrested for the inhumane treatment of animals..
The diseases are in part due to the 'normal' breeding practices and raising of livestock and poultry with food made from other animal parts.