Written by PETA
Audiences are flocking to see the new thriller Contagion for its exciting action
scenes and big-name celebrities, but the film's storyline is more true to life
than many people may realize.
the recent swine and
bird flu outbreaks have amply illustrated,
deadly diseases that originate on factory farms easily spread to humans. Just last
month, three children in Pennsylvania were diagnosed with a new strain of swine flu that the state's Department
of Health believes they may have contracted from animals at an agricultural
fair. And the World Health Organization is concerned about a true pandemic this
conditions on severely crowded factory farms are the perfect breeding ground
for deadly contagious
diseases. Considering that
factory farms breed swine flu,
avian flu, MRSA, mad cow disease, and E.
not to mention cruelty to animals, isn't it time that we ditch diseased dinners
in favor of healthy
platters of plants?
will be distributing leaflets about the dangers of factory farming at theaters
showing Contagion across the country.
To get involved, contact
our Action Team.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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