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HOUSTON -- Hundreds of birds were poisoned and killed at Bush Intercontinental Airport this past weekend as part of a “bird abatement project” that animal rights groups call cruel and inhumane.
But United called the birds "pests" in an internal company e-mail the I-Team obtained. That e-mail maps out 20 different bait tray sites throughout all terminals at Bush Intercontinental as well as and a United maintenance hangar.
Does anyone else find this ironic?
Hadidian said the Humane Society recognizes bird engine strikes as a real threat—most notably remembered with the successful landing of a U.S. Airways jet on the Hudson River after a double-engine bird strike. But the Humane Society and other animal rights groups advocate for non-lethal abatement methods. Those can range from noisemaking devices to laying down pigeon birth-control pellets to control overpopulations.
I don't understand the comparison of deer and bears to hundreds of birds being poisoned at a single airport and dropping from the sky dying horrible deaths.
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
I am kinda wondering why they don't come up with an engine cover or something of the sort that would keep a bird from entering in the first place....seems that would be easier and better for everyone....just make the planes bird proof. Surprised after all these years it hasn't been done yet.