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Tianjin authorities have placed animals in cages at the site of the Tianjin explosions in a bid to reassure the public over the air quality. Following the advice of experts with the rescue operation effort, soldiers from the PLA Beijing military command area have set laid down the brightly coloured cages containing rabbits, chickens and pigeons, Shanghai-based online news outlet Thepaper.cn reported.
originally posted by: DuckforcoveR
Wow! Its like a modern day mine canary, except if the miners had biochem suits. How long do the animals live for on average (normally)? Will they be alive long enough to show the long term damage? Or are they just hoping people will move on and forget about it until their eyes, ears, and organs shut down in a decade??
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: jude11
Man just pulled up to the animal shelter I volunteer at too.
I agree, those gov officials need to be testing the air not the animals.
Just like all our firefighters and police officers that are still paying for working those days after the towers fell. All after being told the conditions were alright.
originally posted by: haven123
this is just a stopgap until they make a big enough rug to sweep this mess under