With all the depressing things happening lately, I ran across these two articles yesterday and today. Most people probably won't care one way or the
other, but these two articles really bothered me.
Costly fish kill
This article goes on to say that as many as 60 million fish are killed annually by a power plant in Oregon, Ohio. The fish die either by hitting
intake screens or getting sucked into operating quarters with temperatures in excess of 500 degrees. FirstEnergy, a mid-size power plant kills more
fish than all other power plants in the state combined. They are under an order to reduce the fish deaths.
I had NO idea so many fish were killed at power plants. Did you?
A requiem for fallen — geese?
Memorial service to mourn birds euthanized in Oregon
In Bend, Oregon , 109 Canada geese were euthanize because they were crapping all over the grass in Bend Parks. The Bulletin reported that the birds
were put in garbage-can-sized containers last week and gassed with carbon dioxide.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife agreed to euthanize after many attempts to reduce the population had
failed, including chasing the geese with dogs, shooting at them with paintball guns and putting oil on goose eggs to prevent them from hatching.
Evidently some people were upset about the geese, as they should be. It pisses me off that we are invading their territory and they are being killed
because it interferes with our plans. These are just two stories. There are many, many more. We are killing off so many fish and wildlife , and now
with this oil spill, and all the wildlife that will die, what will happen when they are all gone?
I know some of you won't care, but for some reason, this really bothers me. Heck, I am one who is out making sure the toads in my yard stay safe (
no chemicals, I made toad huts for them, I hatch tadpoles and release, etc.) I try to save any creature that ventures into my yard that might be in
trouble. I do everything I can to help wildlife, but so many have little to no regard about our earth and it's creatures.
And please don't flame me for caring about wildlife more than humans. It's not that, I care equally. Most of the time, there is no need to kill,
but we do it because of nuisance, greed, laziness, and no one gives a crap about anything or anyone but themselves.