Facts:

1. In Asia, there are more than 1.5 billion people, 200 million farms. 400 million pigs (50% of world pop.). and 5.2 billion chickens (see graph below).

2. In Asia, nine types of livestock are now suitable for people to eat: pigs, cows, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and pigeons (Updated, April 2020)

3. Wild birds will migrate, and fly freely anywhere. Wild birds are naturally immune to H5N1. People and domesticated birds certainly are not immune to H5N1.

4. Viral zoonosis (animal to human infection) and viral antigenic shift (mutation) is uncontrollable, and inevitable.

5. Close contact of billions of people with billions of domesticated animals, in farming, slaughter and consumption can create the environment for zoonosis.

6.  As more Asians crave Western-style diets, the booming nation rushes to industrialize an agricultural economy long built around small farms.

REF How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites – National Geographic (2018)

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This chicken-processing factory northwest of Shanghai, one of China’s largest, employs about 1,500 workers and handles more than 10,000 birds an hour. Operated by CP Group, a Thai conglomerate, the plant supplies fast-food restaurant chains.
ECAM-R ORION REF - Shanghai chicken-processing factory. 1,500 workers. 10,000 birds an hour..png