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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 06:52 PM
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Ok, this is priceless (well, actually it's $1.5 million), but the Ministry of Defense has paid out over $1.5 million over the last three years to pet owners for injuries and deaths of pets startled by low flying aircraft. In one case, a parrot fell over dead after a C-130 flew over the house. Another broke both legs after falling from a perch.


The UK Ministry of Defence has paid compensation to parrot owners for the death or injury of their pets startled by low flying military aircraft, the British press reported today. One parrot keeled over when a C-130 flew overhead, while another one broke both its legs falling off its perch. In the latter case, the MoD reportedly paid for veterinarian bills, including two splints.

The Daily Mail reported that the MoD paid over £1 million ($1.5 million) in compensation over the last three years for low flying aircraft causing the death or injury of cattle, horses, dogs, cows stopping from producing milk, chickens no longer laying eggs, and damage from stampedes.

AvWeek




posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:18 PM
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Well....if the aircraft did indeed cause the damage, then I applaud them for taking responsibility. Although I do wonder how you prove your parrot died due to a flyover?

But lets not forget, animals are a major part of many people's lives....there is true love and affection there. I can imagine the emotional pain these people went through.

Interesting read, as always. S&F



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:25 PM
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Oh, I agree. I applaud them fully for taking responsibility. But really, how DO you prove the injuries came from a C-130 flying overhead, and not a dog barking next door?



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
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Oh, I agree. I applaud them fully for taking responsibility. But really, how DO you prove the injuries came from a C-130 flying overhead, and not a dog barking next door?


I....have no idea.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
The Daily Mail reported that ...



Much as I like reading your threads, why didnt you link to the original DailyMail article instead?
It does have a lot more detail than the second hand snippet in Avweek.

(Including discussion of "how you you prove...")



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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Because I'm tired, and working on the remnants of a nasty head cold, so I'm not exactly up to par right now.

Daily Mail



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:57 PM
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Given that a)Britain has a massive tradition of pet ownership, and b) the military in this country have been using dogs in the field for generations, I would say this is entirely in keeping with both the best traditions of the military, and the very best of good form in the general sense.

Jolly well done chaps.





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