THE discovery of bird flu at another factory egg farm in NSW should seriously prompt people to stop raising and eating animals.
Chicken and turkey factory farms are so crowded and filthy that they are perfect reservoirs for disease.
Tens of thousands of birds are packed in sheds teeming with bacteria and ammonia fumes; many become ill from the unsanitary environment. Laying hens are crammed in battery cages stacked tier upon tier.
Faeces from the birds on top fall on the birds below, providing ideal conditions for diseases like bird flu to spread.
According to the World Health Organization, people can become infected with bird flu by eating undercooked infected chicken or by eating food prepared on the same cutting board as contaminated chicken or eggs.
Even touching the broken eggshells of infected eggs puts consumers at risk.
The best way to prevent bird flu – and save millions of animals from pain and suffering – is by eating a vegan diet.