Thursday, April 30, 2009

the zaballeen just can't get a break

first, the city of cairo hires foreign companies to start regular trash pickup in the city, thus robbing the zaballeen of their traditional jobs. now they're killing their pigs.

plus this makes no sense. while the flu started as a swine virus, it's already jumped to humans and there's no sign that any egyptian pigs have H1N1. given how the animals are generally viewed in the middle east, i can't help but wonder if the egyptian government isn't a lot more inclined to order a pig-cull than, say, a lamb-cull.