Pigeon apocalypse in Italy....http://www.sott.net/articles/show/221014-Faenza-Italy-The-Rain-of-Death-Turns-Blue-Thousands-of-Doves-Dying
There are certainly many hundreds, probably thousands, of collared dove who are dying at this moment in Faenza. They are in heaps in the flower beds, crushed by machinery in the streets, horribly hung from trees like Christmas balls. Many, many more, say the property information in the fenced land for industrial use.
The WWF has other collections, not all already dead. A dozen, in fact, have been sent to the Center of Recovery 'The Robin of Modena', where those arriving are still alive but died shortly after. Overall, a mystery. Inside the beak, in some animals, the staining was of a strange blue.
What could have caused it? Both the doves collected by the Forestry that those sent by the WWF to the Center of Modena, have been delivered to 'Istituto Zooprofilattico' Emilia Romagna and Lombardy. Nobody, however, you want to say and for the analysis may take a week. Turtledove is possible that the death of a stomach ache ...? So someone would have argued (see article GeaPress). In general, the blue is a sign of hypoxia, caused for example by suffocation. The bluish tint, however, is also typical of potassium cyanide, a deadly poison used, for example, from poachers. Cyanide, however, also causes hypoxia, .... maybe a dove with an upset stomach dies suffocated. Another poison appears bluish in some types of rat poison grains. Of course I believe that the Doves have died choking, it is a bit 'difficult. And why only them? On the site there are only them, but the pigeons in other places likely to eat the same seed meets certain industries to be stacked in Faenza? They do not die from choking?
© WWF Faenza Yesterday, the Forest Service is back in place to continue the investigation and make further levies on products stored near the areas where the die-off occurred.
A blurt is the WWF of Faenza and its President George Sunset point the finger right on the controls of the City and County, in its very poor. According to Sunset, in those places, is not the first time you record these die-offs. The collared dove is practically the only species that will go there, and promptly dies.
"Never before this year - says Tramonti - the one that occurred in these days is a memory at least not" normal. " It's about time to clarify these indigestion ... We also call on citizens to immediately counter the WWF headquarters in Faenza any infringement on the environment and animals. "
Of course the doves, to see photos of the Forest in the previous article GeaPress spread, people flocked to, a sign of the wide availability of food and the possible nuisance caused by their droppings. To be sure, but if you work in those factories seeds or parts thereof for human consumption, should be prevented from contact with animals. Who knows. Meanwhile, the doves die.
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