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Floridians Number Two in Nation’s Swine Flu Blues

Written by PETA | November 4, 2009

Achoo! Swine flu?

Sunshine State residents who feel under the weather should know that Florida has had 141 confirmed swine flu deaths. Sounds to me like Florida residents would do well to learn about ways to stop the spread of swine flu—hence our action in Jacksonville this morning.


PETA “pig” and his peeps, decked out in our new swine flu masks, handed out copies of our “Vegetarian Starter Kit” to passersby.
Swine Flu


Evidence is growing that the meat industry is responsible for the swine flu outbreak, just as it was largely responsible for outbreaks of MRSA, mad cow, E. coli, and bird flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studies have shown that 30 to 50 percent of pigs raised for food in the U.S. have been infected with some strain of swine flu. That shouldn’t come as any surprise, considering that jam-packed, filthy factory farms are breeding grounds for disease.

The best way to help guard against future swine flu outbreaks? Swear off the ham, Spam, and snouts—and go vegan.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • carla says:

    wake up Chasity .. get your facts straight before you comment..

  • Shari says:

    As a truck driver who picked out a these factory farms I will tell you that facts. PETA is telling the truth. The conditions are cruelsick and a breading ground of bacteria and virus. Many of the workers get very sick from working there and the smell will make you vomit. Nowcan you imagine how the pig feels and gets sick from living in this filth sitting in itbreathing it and there skin being covered in it’s on feces

  • Rachel says:

    Chasity I think you are missing the point. Swine flu is caused by the overcrowding and filthy conditions of factory farms. By supporting this practice you are also helping the spread of swine flu. If more people went vegan and there were fewer factory farms then there would be less swine flu and other diseases spreading.

  • Rachel Adamson says:

    Chasity Maybe not but demand for pork is what allowed the conditions in which the flu developed manure lagoons diseaseridden ‘farms’.

  • Paula Costa Jones says:

    why does the usa president open his eyes start getting a real usda started shutting down pig pork asap til new rules are meet by a real USDA outfit enough is enough…. Does peta need 2do everything???

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Florida has a serious dearth of politicians who are environmentalists and animal welfare advocates. The Sunshine state is neither green or pristine. !

  • chasity says:

    swine flu CANNOT be caught by eating pork products. Sorry.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    My husband’s great nephew 20 months old was diagnosed with swine flu yesterday. His doctor says it was caught early so he has a good chance of recovery praise God.