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A small seaside village in Oregon was forced to cancel its Independence Day fireworks display that has been a lifeblood for local businesses -- and this decision was for the birds.
Depoe Bay has attracted hundreds of visitors every July 3 for nearly 20 years with a pyrotechnics show that filled its small motels and brought diners into its restaurants.
In 2010, a resident called the federal agency to report that the explosion of the rockets over Pirates Cove sent flocks of bird fleeing their nests in terror, the Oregonian reports.
But the federal government threatened that Oregon could be held liable under the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, even though the Brandt's Cormorant is not listed as endangered or threatened by the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Originally posted by OrchusGhule
reply to post by 1loserel2
You know what I think is stupid? "Adults" with a juvenile fascination with things that go *BOOM*! *SPARKLY*! *SHINY*! *CRACKLE*!
Just have a freaking beer and some nice refreshing respect for other life forms.