I have several questions about AI and I'm wondering if anyone here has run across the answers. 1. I've read that AI is contagious to cats. If, per chance, the gov't kills a persons backyard flock, what will happen to the cats? 2. According to another article I read, meat will be safe if cooked to a specific temp. How about eggs? 3. In the same article, it states that commercial chicken is safe because the chickens are kept inside a building. Um...how the heck to they keep the wild birds out of the building? I've seen them in Lowe's, Walmart, and every feed store I've ever been to...which brings me to #4... 4. How is feed going to be safe when wild birds are in the feed store? 5. What does the gov't plan to do about the wild birds that give this virus to the chickens to start with? Seems to me that killing the chickens won't accomplish much to control the outbreak when wild birds are still dropping AI infected doo all over our laundry, our cars, our gardens...and don't flame me as if I am advocating killing every wild bird in the country..I'm simply wondering if the powers that be have put forth a plan other than just killing chickens. 6. What is the point in constructing an 'AI proof' shelter for our flocks when the gov't plans to kill them with no testing? 7. Is there any way to combat all this hype? A poster in another AI thread mentions this is not the first AI outbreak, but it's certainly the most hyped. Thanks for any info you can supply.