De-Oiled Birds: Good for BP, Bad for Birds #OilSpill

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Tue, Jun 15th, 2010 14:00 by capnasty NEWS

Environmental biologist and expert on oil clean-up, Silvia Gaus, claims that 99% of the rescued and cleaned birds will die, usually within about seven days, and it will be a more painful death that takes longer than if they'd just been left alone. So if cleaning birds is unlikely to save them, and euthanizing them ultimately more humane, why are we cleaning birds? The obvious answer is that it is good for BP's public relations. We feel better when we see the shiny oil-free feathers.

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