There's nothing wrong with being an extremist. Being an extremist just means that you walk your talk ALL the way, and not half the way to please the masses.
Anti-Anti-Vegan said:I don't want to sound like an extremist, but I kind of hope this gets worse. I don't want chickens to die, but If the flu becomes more evident, then people will be more repelled from buying meat, and hence meat production will lessen.
I agree that the meat production might lessen. But take BSE (mad cow) even though there was a huge scare, about 170 deaths, and the cattle industry did motify some of it's more atrocious practices the consumption of beef didn't see a huge decline in the long run. After it seemed safe again, many people who were worried about the virus went back to consuming beef. It's a hard call to make to what might happen in the aftermath of the avian flu. But personally I wouldn't want to see it worsen due to the fear of it mutating and becoming air-borne.