Chicken-disease uncertainty

Thanks to George Croome for his letter in the Jan. 18 Advocate. It is nice to hear someone else thinks another extension of the review on the chicken policy is a waste of our tax dollars.

Thanks to George Croome for his letter in the Jan. 18 Advocate. It is nice to hear someone else thinks another extension of the review on the chicken policy is a waste of our tax dollars.

If the extension is needed, hopefully the chicken owners will pay for it, not us.

If a family of six only receives four eggs a week, it doesn’t seem like a good venture — it hardly covers the cost of what the chickens eat!

In the wake of the news of H7N9 bird flu cases soaring after the Chinese New Year, I would hope this backyard chicken policy in Red Deer would be cancelled altogether. If this new virus poses a pandemic risk, it could perhaps be greater than any non-human flu virus that has emerged in recent times.

Why are we taking a chance? Stop this before it takes hold and costs more money to stop it. We don’t seem to quarantine humans or animals coming into this country anymore.

So lets take a stand on the H7N9 virus before something serious happens.

Please, I don’t want to see anyone get this flu if it can be prevented. I don’t plan on visiting a chicken in the future.

Eva Jensen

Red Deer

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