Ugh! Is anyone else here reading, or has anyone already read, DOMINION by Matthew Scully? It seems to have been prompted in part by those very spectacles, and by the whole Mad Cow madness. I kind of resisted getting the book for a while because someone who recommended it runs hot and cold, for me. However, I am finding it a terrific book, if hard to read in some places! I'm only about a quarter finished but I think if you are someone who cares about our world and the animals who share it with us, you should definitely give the book a look.
Hopefully, as far as these Avian flu cases are concerned, public health officials will bear in mind that HEALTHY animals generally are not fatally affected by many germs and viruses. I really abhor seeing herds destroyed when people get overzealous or overfearful about disease.