Actress: Don't let chickens suffer
( 2004-01-29 13:34) (Agencies)
Former French screen actress and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot wrote
to WHO chief Lee Jong-Wook, urging him to ensure that the millions of fowl which
face slaughter in Asia's bird flu scare be killed painlessly.
French actress and
animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot.
"Millions of chickens, ducks are being shoved into plastic bags, buried alive
in ditches, crushed or burned... can this stop the spread of this terrible
virus?," Bardot asked, according to a copy of a letter issued by her animal
"If all these animals have to be killed, our duty is to limit their
suffering," she said.
"They are not 'goods' to be liquidated, but millions of living, sensitive
beings, and I would like your next recommendations to take this into account."