Saturday, April 15, 2006

Filthy Killer Easter Chicks

First they took away our lawn darts. Now -right before Easter- comes this dire warning about cute, fluffy little animals :
The New York State Consumer Protection Board is warning parents that bringing home baby chicks or ducklings this Easter could expose their children to salmonella poisoning.
Oh, my God! I thought you just got that from under-cooked eggs ---who knew you could catch it from raw chicks? Fortunately, this is explained further:
Salmonella bacteria, microscopic creatures that are transmitted from the feces of animals or people to other animals or people, are a common cause of food borne illness.
Ughhh, feces! And you thought Peeps were disgusting.