Monday, November 27, 2006

Unnecessary Dog and Cat Killing in S. Korea

Okay, this is absolutely awful: South Korea has just announced that they're going to begin slaughtering about 600 dogs and "an unspecified number of cats" because of fears over bird flu. There's a big outbreak of it there in chickens, so the South Korean government has been slaughtering those the thousands to prevent the virus's spread, which is what they're supposed to do, according to the WHO. Fine. But now they're going to slaughter all the dogs and cats in the area?! This is insane. There has never been a single case of dogs or cats catching bird flu and passing it on to humans. There is, in fact, no scientific evidence that such a thing is possible. Several Asian countries have been criticized for not taking the risk of avian flu seriously, so it's good South Korea isn't doing that ... but this is ridiculous.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just looks for me like stupid and blind actionism...

Good Post!



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12:01 PM  
Anonymous The-Best-Bird-Flu-Blogs-team. said...

The Bird Flu virus, when and if it mutates in to a human virus, will be a major global disaster. And yes, the current H5N1 virus has been known to effect Dogs, cats, pigs and other mammals.

However, the actions taken by South Korea are really taking things too far.

I suppose they will follow this by killing all of the birds in the country as well, since the birds after all, are the main source of the H5N1 virus!

We have today added the "Unnecessary Dog and Cat Killing in S. Korea" post of your blog to The-Best-Bird-flu-Blogs section of our site.


2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is just disgusting. How could they do that. I thought the bird flu was over by now, haven't heard anything about it in quite a while now. Toner

10:48 PM  

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