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More Mass Bird Deaths.

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posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 06:26 AM
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Dead birds found along highway.


Janeen Grell peered out of her car window Sunday and noticed a bunch of little black things lying along Route 222 in Spring Township. "What's that?" she said to her husband. "Oh, my God," she said an instant later. "They're birds." Grell, 37, of Reinholds estimated that 50 to 100 black birds were lying dead on or along the highway, just north of the ramp from Route 724. Just what killed so many birds in such a concentrated area remains a mystery. Though a definitive number of dead birds could not be established, there were enough for Spring police to turn the matter over to the Pennsylvania Game Commission for investigation. Officials there could not be reached Sunday. It is believed the birds are European starlings. Harry D. Brown III, executive director of the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, was not aware of the incident but theorized on possible causes of the deaths. Brown, a certified animal control officer, ruled out West Nile virus. It's unlikely that a virus would claim the lives of that many birds in such a small area, he said.


They are ruling out West Nile Virus in this case. What is causing these bird deaths?

Skeptics have been saying that this happens all the time, I will disagree.




posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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I have to say that with all these mass animal deaths there really feels as though something is going on, RSOE which is a website for global emergencies and disaster information (I'm sure most are aware of it ) have now dedicated and entire section to mass animal deaths, which never exsisted before January, click like below to see for yourself .

hisz.rsoe.hu...



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 07:07 AM
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A virus just doesn't really make sense in these cases, it just doesn't work. From the beginning I thought it was a symptom of our ever weakening magnetic field. This explanation still makes sense to me.

*Earthquakes and Magnetic Field =Best Friends
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posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 07:49 AM
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There are some who think that the cases in Arkansas were related to seismic activity. Last known EQ in this area was a 4.2 about 18 years ago, so that isn't the case here.

I can't wait to see what the PA Game Commission comes up with, they will probably blame it on a thunderstorm (even though there wasn't one for that time period).



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 08:05 AM
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There was just a 4.7 in Arkansas this morning. They have been rocking like crazy for months. Thats why people are specualting EQs.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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Thanks for this info. I live just outside Allentown. I'll have to check the Morning Call paper today.
Been reading the Arkansas thread and was weird, got me thinking about the last quake here. I couldn't remember wer the epicenter was.Now I know.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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I believe it was January of 1993 that the 4.2 quake hit. I was in a waterbed when it happened, so I got some pretty good effects.

There was speculation that the quake may have been caused by a quarry located within a quarter mile of the epicenter, owned by EJ Brenneman Inc. that was filled with water.

A co-worker of mine at the time claimed to have seen EQ lights when it happened. He was visiting friends that lived at the epicenter. They said the flash filled the room that they were in.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:10 AM
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I don't know where you are from but if you are a local you should dig into this in internet or by local research. and please keep us informed. than you.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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The one other thing with Berks County is they always seem to get the twisters and small tornadoes.
Once in a while the Poconos gets them.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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I live about 7 miles from the epicenter of the '93 quake. I have been looking into it. There was another bird kill a month ago.

I will keep digging and keep posting!



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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yes i think earthquakes and deaths are related. I read that a pod of about 100 or so pilot whales beached in new zealand the day before the earthquakes. I think they tried to save some but ended up having to euthanise about 40 or 50. There has been other mass deaths there to.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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Article




SINKING SPRING, Pa.—Dozens of birds found dead along highway over the weekend apparently were killed with a poison that's legal for farmers to use, state game officials said.





The USDA notifies the game commission when it targets the birds but did not do so recently, so the commission assumes a farmer set out the poison, game commission spokeswoman Cheryl Trewella said.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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Ok OP, I would appreciate it if you would give a little better accounting of the deaths such as where this is located? what country, continent?



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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Reading, Pa. or Sinking Springs, Pa. Both cities side by side



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 06:08 AM
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Sorry about that, the site of the kill was in Sinking Springs, PA, USA, North America.

The PA State Game Commission has pinned the cause of the kill on a farmer using an approved poison, known as Starlicide , which tends to kill starlings and gulls, it is less toxic to anything else (hmmm, I wonder?).

They didn't release very many details, making me wonder if there is any truth to the story, re: the poison.

wfmz.com


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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 06:17 AM
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The government did state they poisoned some in Arkansas? Truth ot not? Any Farmers on ATS familiar with Starlicide? I know deer and geese are problems.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 07:20 AM
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Starlicide is also referred to as DRC-1339 or CPTH.


In 1966 it was reported that Starlicide is lethal to starlings with an acute oral LD50 of 3.8 milligrams per kilogram body weight, but less toxic to most other birds. Grain-eating game birds [such as bobwhite quail,[4] pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) and rooks (Corvus frugilegus)[5]] were acknowledged to be more vulnerable. Hawks and mammals were resistant to the poison. Starlings were killed in a slow, "nonviolent" death by uremic poisoning and congestion of major organs.[6] The effect was described as "a grayish white, frost-like material of uric acid overlaying the serosal surfaces of the various organs, accompanied by sterile inflammation and necrosis in the affected and adjacent tissues" akin to avian visceral gout.[5] The site of action is believed to be in the kidney[7] Uses for CPTH include killing blackbirds on sprouting rice[8] and on corn and soybean fields.[9] For these and other uses the poison is often given with brown rice. Research continues to improve the effectiveness of delivery on brown rice by causing the poison to be retained on the bait longer and resist degradation by sunlight.[10][11] The effect of the poison is believed to be cumulative: for example, the LC50 for starlings was 4.7 ppm over 30 days, but only 1.0 ppm when fed for 90 days.[4] In 2009, a culling with DRC-1339 received national attention after USDA employees dispensed the poison in Griggstown, New Jersey to kill an estimated 5,000 starlings that plagued feed lots and dairies on local farms. When "it began raining birds" community members became alarmed, unsure whether a toxin or disease was at work. Two property owners in the area reported collecting over 150 birds each from their land.[12][13] In January 2011, there was another incident in Yankton, South Dakota, causing public alarm. The USDA had poinsoned the birds in Nebraska to protect farmers feeds.


Source



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 08:49 AM
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Found this also starlicide



CAUTION: Starlicide is toxic to chickens, turkeys and other poultry, the bait should not be placed in areas accessible to these species.





Starlicide Complete is a Restricted Use Pesticide for use only by a Certified Applicator or persons under their direct supervision and only for those uses covered by the Certified Applicator certification.





A slow acting avicide in a complete feed bait. Kills starlings and blackbirds around livestock and poultry operations.



A slow acting avicide in a complete feed bait. Kills starlings and blackbirds around livestock and poultry operations.

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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I read somewhere that Monsanto, roundup is claiming it is the farmers responsibility for the problems in the environment because of their products. If so where does the responsibility really lie? It is the farmer who is ushered into purchasing their products when they buy the genetically modified seed, but if they have no other choices or risk losing their contracts to sell then what?

A responsible person always takes full responsibility for their actions in the end, but in this case it is not justifiable.

When natural crops lay rotting in the fields because they can no longer supply to the National and international food distribution centers, they have very little choice in their thousands of acres but to grow what they are told to. And corporations like Monsanto not only sell the seed but insist that they need their pesticides as well. When you plant a thousand acres you want some assurance that if the crop fails you are not held responsible because you did not apply product X at the same time.

It is evil and political blackmail really however when this generation fell responsible for generational family farms or took out loans when times were much different and have everything tied up in their land, then is it really their fault or is it the very same corporations forcing not only American farmers but now international neighbors to grow the terminator seed and frankenfoods as an experiment in genetic realignment of all earthly species from seed to beast and animal?
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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 06:04 AM
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Good points.

Did you know that the Dept of Agriculture has farmers plowing, discing, planting, spraying and harvesting under a program that follows their moves by GPS? It has been going on for years now. I know at least ten years ago that it was going on, the farm was not a big one either, less than 400 acres.



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