Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Leading Bird Flu Expert Dr. Michael Greger added to MCC

We are thrilled to announce that we met this morning with Michael Greger, M.D., Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a leading avian influenza expert and author of the book Bird Flu. He spoke on camera for nearly 35 minutes discussing the H5N1 virus that has been so prevalent in the news of late.
Dr. Greger confirmed the information that has been put forth by many of the other chicken experts in our Mad City Chickens film…namely, that chickens kept in cramped, overstressed unnatural conditions, the conditions found on many of the so-called factory farms, are the ones most likely to contract this virus. In addition, he made it clear that the keeping of small flocks of pastured birds, birds that are kept outside in the sun and wind, are not a danger.

Special thanks to Lisa Cross, the Pandemic Influenza Emergency Preparedness Coordinator of the Central Michigan District Health Department for all her help in working out the interview location and details.

Additional thanks go to Cheryl Long, Editor-in Chief Mother Earth News, Tabitha Alterman, Associate Editor Mother Earth News, and Erin Williams of The Humane Society of the United States for their assistance in setting up initial contact with Dr. Greger.

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