I guess some cultures are more attached to their birds than others. Please check out the name of the Vietnamese Agriculture minister here:

Vietnam, where the virus has killed 42 people, will send soldiers and police to help contain avian flu and Agriculture Minister Cao Duc Phat called on provincial authorities to do more.

"We must launch a campaign to build each hamlet, each commune into a stronghold for fighting the epidemic," Phat was quoted as saying in Nong Nghiep Vietnam, a newspaper run by his ministry.

….I give up.