What’s the Bird Flu News -- "Millions Dead" or "Eggs Prices Could Increase"?
Media outlets have treated the extermination of millions of hens due to bird flu as background information to what they regard as the real news: the impact of the flu deaths on egg prices, egg exports and human health. The media’s disregard for what, in a just world, would have been the news - “Millions Dead!” - reflects the larger problem that society deems farm animals as commodities instead of sentient beings.