Sunday, January 23, 2011

Operation Bye Bye Black Bird - US's Avian Holocaust

I think it is ironic - that animal rights activists throw paint at women wearing fur coats in the USA (which I happen to know from first hand experience is one of the best (and oldest known) ways to stay warm ... and are still in use in the rest of the world)

I mean give me a break -- we harvest cows, sheep, pigs, goats, snakes, alligators etc.  to eat and wear leather, we even do the same thing with ostrichs and all kinds of other animals and reptiles -- but if the animal has fur ... that's a bad thing?

Ok -- how about whales and dolphins ... do you think they should be hunted and slaughtered?

What about birds?    Do you care about birds?    Apparently not.

Did you know that that the US Government - specifically the USDA regularly "euthanizes" millions of birds .... plus all kinds of other animals.  The program is called "bye bye Blackbird" and according to a report I read - since the program was started in the 1960's more than 100 million birds have been killed in America.

Hello -- this is an Avian Holocaust of biblical proportions.

According to their own documents - here's what they intentionally killed in 2009

Brown-headed cowbirds: 1,046,109
European Starlings: 1,259,714
Red-winged blackbirds: 965,889
Canadian geese: 24,519
Grackles: 93,210
Pigeons: 96,297 tens of thousands of crows, doves, ducks, falcons, finches, gulls, hawks, herons, owls, ravens, sparrows, swallows, swans, turkeys, vultures and woodpeckers, among otheranimals.

The chart even shows that the USDA"unintentionally" euthanized one Bald Eagle.

Also murdered in 2009 by the USDA were the following other species:

27,000 beavers,
1,700 bobcats,
81,000 coyotes,
2,000 gray foxes,
336 mountain lions,
1900 woodchucks,
130 porcupines,
12,000 raccoons,
20,000 squirrels,
30,000 wild pigs,
478 wolves.

On the other hand our government goes to to great lengths to require environmental reports to protect the rights of endangered species.

Why are they doing this?   The rationale given is to help our farmers.

It reminds me of that Charlton Heston movie - Soylent Green -- What's next ... old people?

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