An attempt to beat a world record (their own record) to knock down more than 4.1 million dominoes ended in a tragedy for a sparrow in Holland. It was
shot after it accidentaly knocked down 23,000 dominoes and almost ruined the record attempt. This sparrow is classified as an endangered species in
Holland. Activists climbed the barricades, the bird has it´s own website
and they even made a song about this
sparrow. The guy who shot the sparrow has received death threats.
BBC: Sparrow death mars record attempt
Warning to sparrows: Stay outside
TV firm Endemol said it felt "terrible" about the killing. The head of a bird protection agency appealed for calm.
Hans Peeters of the Dutch Bird Protection Agency appeared on Friday's television programme and said that though it was a "very sad incident" it had
"been blown out of all proportion".Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Daily Record: BIRD KILLER DEATH FEAR
AN ANIMAL worker who shot a sparrow after it almost ruined a world record domino toppling event has asked for police protection after receiving death
Organisers of the upcoming event have hired extra security staff following the death threats.
But a radio station has offered £2000 to anyone who topples the dominoes before the eventPlease visit the link provided for the complete story.
news in English: Final aria for a tragic sparrow
A song about the sparrow shot dead for endangering the attempt to break the world record for domino toppling goes on sale in the Netherlands on
The Dutch-language song entitled 'De Domino Mus' (The Domino Sparrow) was recorded by DJs Lexie and Wout out the local radio station 'Eenhoorn' in
the Dutch province of Friesland.
The bird already has a website created in its honour. The Dutch-language site (www.dodemus.nl) had recorded 398,000 hits by 4pm on Monday.
The site was set up last week following the news that a common sparrow — a protected species in the Netherlands — was shot dead with an air gun on
Monday.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Canada.com: Dutch TV show claims domino world
record in event marred by dead sparrow
The sparrow was killed by an exterminator with an air rifle Monday after it knocked down 23,000 dominoes. The killing was seen by many as an
overreaction and angered animal rights and bird protection groups.
It later emerged the house sparrow, though common, is classified as an endangered species in the Netherlands. Its population has halved in the last 20
years to fewer than one million breeding pairs, due to human encroachment on its territory.
Domino Day organizers claimed 4,155,476 dominoes successfully fell Friday, bettering their own record of 3.9 million set last year and approved by
Guinness World Records.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Who is exaggerating here? The activists who send death threats or the people killing the bird while trying to beat their own record? Whoever is to
blame the poor bird is dead now. R.I.P.