So, of course, I looked it up. I love the Internet. I adore Google.
This after a report I was reading on the H1N1 flu.
I also recently received an e-mail on discerning the differences between a common cold and the H1N1 flu as symptoms. Duh!
But misconceptions spread quickly during the early stages of a new disease outbreak. In Egypt, authorities culled some 300,000 pigs — even though there was no evidence that the H1N1 virus was circulating in these pigs or was actively passing from pigs to people.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1895184_1895183,00.html%20/%20ixzz0W1GSC4V8
Well according to Merriam-Webster, they were not culled. They were not even slaughtered, that’s specific….”the act of killing, specifically: the butchering of livestock for market” Humans can be slaughtered…’killing of great numbers of human beings (as in battle or a massacre)”
I understand the fear. Better safe than sorry? Panic isn’t a topic for discussion, at any time. It just is. After the panic, sanity? Maybe.
The pigs were killed, that’s all, not culled.
I smack of pompous as I be smacked down.