In the beginning of things men were animals and animals men. ~ Algonquin saying

"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons." ~ The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Gov. Admits Killing Birds in South Dakota

The Huffington Post reports that the Yankton, South Dakota bird die-off of Monday, Jan. 17th was caused by the government:Hundreds Of Dead Birds In South Dakota Were Killed By U.S. Government (VIDEO) The starlings were contaminating the feed; officials felt that poisoning the birds was the best way to go.
A bait laced with the poison DRC-1339 was used, though officials were surprised the birds made it so far before dying. They assure that the poisoned dead birds do not pose a risk to nearby animals or humans.
And we get the usual refrain that the massive die offs of bird, fish and cattle are "not related"

Officials don't believe any of the incidents are related, and suspect a wide range of causes to be responsible, from cold weather and fireworks to semi-truck collisions and overeating, though they admit in many instances a clear cause may never be identified.  According to The AP, mass animal deaths are not a rare occurrence.

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