The Chicken Wars

Today the group, Heung Yee Kuk, an association that represents the interests of New Territory villagers threatened to sue because of the way the ban on backyard birds was passed and implemented. They asserted that there should have been more time given for consultation. I’m sure the viruses would understand and agree to not infect any other birds or people while we were waiting for the legislative council to insure that everyone was heard from.

I still don’t get it. We are faced with an imminent crisis (another child in Indonesia just died from Bird Flu) and the government is supposed to dither around and risk the start of a pandemic so that people can be comfortable with and compensated for having their chickens, geese and ducks taken away? I wonder what these same people would be saying and suing if someone died from Bird Flu because the government had done nothing.