Europe, Canada and now China are facing outbreaks of bird flu. In Hong Kong, “health officials have slaughtered thousands of chickens from mainland China, closed one wholesale market and banned imports of live poultry after tests found some birds were infected with a strain of bird flu.”
Once again we are reminded that confining, mutilating and killing God’s farmed animals has grave consequences. It is clear that viruses and bacteria thrive and mutate in farms where animals are confined.
So why is humanity taking the chance to suffer through a deadly epidemic when we can avoid it by simply showing compassion to these creatures and shifting out diet to a plant-based one? It is time to reexamine our priorities and core values.