A duckling looks around before being killed by Chinese health workers at a farm in Tianjin after the northern port city reported a suspected bird flu case February 10, 2004. Local authorities have killed about 200,000 poultry in Tianjin. Fourteen of China’s 31 provinces have confirmed or suspected outbreaks of the avian influenza, which has devastated flocks across Asia and killed 19 people. (China Photo via Reuters)
There’s something very surreal about this whole scene. I think it’s just how outnumbered the soon to be terminated duckling is by the blue-suits. The Duckie seems to be saying something sassy, too… I bet he wasn’t even sick… he just ticked off Johnny Health-Law, and now he’s got to be made an example. Bad way to play it, Mr. Sassy-bill. I wonder if I think Ducks are wise guys, thanks to Cartoons? Daffy, Donald, Howard, ugh.. Baby Huey. .. are there any non-jerky primary-character ducks? (Not counting whole cities of ducks, lik ethe rest of the Disney-verse) Yakky Doodle and Dinky, maybe, but they’re third-stringers at *best*… but they are more duckling than duck, like the little guy above.