Nov 27, 2005
Bird Flu - Can Malaysia Learn from other's mistakes?
Here's what Prof. Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University has to say about the bird flu:
Tell your friends, if they support factory farming or intensive farming, whether directly or indirectly by opting to buy their "cheaper", sanitised and cosmetically better looking produce, you may end up paying far far more than the little extra that organic farmers are asking for, in the long run. The avian flu is just one example. The previous example was nipah.
Tell your local assemblyman to stop supporting initiatives by lobby groups to have the government introduce more and more sanitised intensive farming policies and easing out the "real" farmers - those who farm traditionally and with respect for the land and the animals.