Thursday, September 22, 2005

Ostrich industry thriving

The headline--from South African Broadcasting Corporation--sounds like satire from The Onion:

But it isn't about CDC or WHO. It's really about South Africa's ostrich industry which lost half its breeding stock and 30,000 birds to last year's bird (only) flu epidemic.

As if to reinforce the point, we see an epidemic of ostrich behavior among national and international health officials. Let's not leave out the chickens and the turkeys.

I'm disgusted.