Whoa! How much sence do current agricutural practices make? Now chickens have a disease. Surprised? Why? Look at how they are raised, in tiny cages with thousands of birds kept together. A perfect monoculture ready for a plague. And where better for that plague to come from than from abroad. Migratory birds... yes, the foreigner ducks bring the virus, infect their domestic brethern, and the mass killing hysteria begins. Farmers killing hundreds of thousands of birds in order to control the disease.
But don't worry, it's safe to eat chicken. And beef, as long as it isn't from the US. Thank goodness pork is safe. But have you seen how they raise pork? Just a matter of time.
Improve your health, stop the killing and abuse of life. Go vegitarian!