Thousands Of Birds Fall Dead From Sky In Arkansas

birdIn recent times, New Year’s seems to always bring with it mystifying mass animal deaths. What an appropriate way to ring in 2012! The New York Daily News writes:

Thousands of blackbirds dropped dead on New Year’s Eve in Arkansas in an incident eerily similar to one that occurred at the same time a year ago.

The disturbing deaths in Beebe, a city northwest of Little Rock, were sparked after loud fireworks sent flocks of the small birds into a panic, scientists said. This caused them to collide with each other, as well as power lines, houses and cars.

On New Year’s Eve 2010, an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 birds died from “blunt trauma” after they were similarly spooked by fireworks.

Eyewitnesses told authorities “the birds were hitting mailboxes, cars, basketball goals, houses, trees,” Keith Stephens of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission told the Daily News last January. “The trauma shows that they were in flight when they collided with something that killed them.”

The bird deaths, which were followed only days later by hundreds of more bird deaths in Louisiana, sparked conspiracy theories ranging from the Biblical end of the world to government coverups.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/potter.dee Potter Dee

    I’m pretty sure these are directly linked to fire-works displays

    • D.M

      What makes you so sure? 

    • Sabre

      Where there reports of bird kills on the Fourth of July anywhere?

  • http://profiles.google.com/potter.dee Potter Dee

    I’m pretty sure these are directly linked to fire-works displays

  • http://profiles.google.com/potter.dee Potter Dee

    I’m pretty sure these are directly linked to fire-works displays

  • Picturesleuth

    Wonder if these birds passed over any Fracking operations that might have been releasing toxic fumes/gas into the air that would poison and disorient them….Or perhaps they drank (en masse as a flock) in water that had been poisoned by Fracking chemicals. Just a thought. 

  • Picturesleuth

    Wonder if these birds passed over any Fracking operations that might have been releasing toxic fumes/gas into the air that would poison and disorient them….Or perhaps they drank (en masse as a flock) in water that had been poisoned by Fracking chemicals. Just a thought. 

  • Picturesleuth

    Wonder if these birds passed over any Fracking operations that might have been releasing toxic fumes/gas into the air that would poison and disorient them….Or perhaps they drank (en masse as a flock) in water that had been poisoned by Fracking chemicals. Just a thought. 

  • Picturesleuth

    Wonder if these birds passed over any Fracking operations that might have been releasing toxic fumes/gas into the air that would poison and disorient them….Or perhaps they drank (en masse as a flock) in water that had been poisoned by Fracking chemicals. Just a thought. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/DWHYDM David Martin

    What makes you so sure? 

  • http://twitter.com/sabrebIade Sabre

    Where there reports of bird kills on the Fourth of July anywhere?

  • James O’Connor

    How come we never hear of this during the 4th of July every year?  Curious…

    • Lpennisi333

      Because, the media makes up polyanna stories we live in a Disney world…made up of recycled Bull_)*&T

      • EyeoftheAxis

        my first thought exactly, they killed a bunch more birds, once again on New Years, as if to say “see told you it was fireworks, now stop asking questions”.

  • James O’Connor

    How come we never hear of this during the 4th of July every year?  Curious…

  • guest

    :(

  • guest

    :(

  • BuzzCoastin

    the same thing happened to WTC Building 7
    simply collapsed after some fireworks
    so this seems like a very plausible explanation
    i know i buy it completely

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    the same thing happened to WTC Building 7
    simply collapsed after some fireworks
    so this seems like a very plausible explanation
    i know i buy it completely

  • Lpennisi333

    I see that fireworks and beebee blk birds are only preferential to New Years Eve although forth of July they are prepared. They intentionally go off their anti-anxiety medication because they are making a new years resolution to be drug free….

  • Lpennisi333

    I see that fireworks and beebee blk birds are only preferential to New Years Eve although forth of July they are prepared. They intentionally go off their anti-anxiety medication because they are making a new years resolution to be drug free….

  • Lpennisi333

    Because, the media makes up polyanna stories we live in a Disney world…made up of recycled Bull_)*&T

  • RX from Mars
  • RX from Mars
  • http://disinfo.com Majestic

    Disinfo reader Susan Wells Vaughan emailed us this:

    Please tell “voice of reason” that we need to change the way we farm and produce meat so that birds are working with us, not against us.

    Furthermore the link on the Univ of Nebraska study shows the birds do no more harm than insects, which they control.

    AND there are alternatives to protecting the feed UNTIL we learn how to farm and produce natural, grass-fed cattle again.
    I read several books on raising grass-fed and there are many on organic farming.

    This use of POISONS as the response to all our problems will KILL US ALL IN THE END. 

    STOP IT!

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017147431_starlings03m.html

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/6/tell-usda-to-stop-mass-killings-of-birds/

    Bird killings are part of the core of what is wrong with our current farming practices.

    Please sign and pass on this Care2 petition to USDA about mass bird killings.  Some reports say USDA is only responsible for Nebraska poisonings but official USDA document shows different info – over a million birds intentionally killed.

    One of USDA’s main targets has been the Red-winged Blackbird, according to the pdf document.
    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/prog_data/2009_prog_data/PDR_G_FY09/Basic_Tables_PDR_G/Table_G_FY2009_Short.pdf

    Birds benefit natural farming
    http://www.twnside.org.sg/title2/susagri/susagri107.htm

    More:
    USDA admitted to Yankton SD that the bird killings there were their doing — giving feedlot contamination as a reason.

    They do so on this news video here:
    http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=191572F79E8B2C64705B4AB182AF54F9

    However, this document shows that feedlot contamination by birds does not create as much loss or more than that created by insects — WHICH BIRDS CONTROL.
    It also says there are other ways to protect feedlots.

    http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1025&context=vpc11

    This is the poison USDA uses:
    http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/factsheets/2610fact.pdf

    Starlicide   
    DrC1339
    http://www.trademarkia.com/starlicide-72282626.html

    So why in the world has USDA been mass killing birds (using DRC-1339) — Is this is just another example of the US supporting chemical companies and nutrition-less feed over the BEST and most healthful farming practices?

    Purina makes cattle feed AND starlicide:
    http://cattle.purinamills.com/ContactUs/default.aspx

  • http://disinfo.com/ Majestic

    Disinfo reader Susan Wells Vaughan emailed us this:

    Please tell “voice of reason” that we need to change the way we farm and produce meat so that birds are working with us, not against us.

    Furthermore the link on the Univ of Nebraska study shows the birds do no more harm than insects, which they control.

    AND there are alternatives to protecting the feed UNTIL we learn how to farm and produce natural, grass-fed cattle again.
    I read several books on raising grass-fed and there are many on organic farming.

    This use of POISONS as the response to all our problems will KILL US ALL IN THE END. 

    STOP IT!

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017147431_starlings03m.html

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/6/tell-usda-to-stop-mass-killings-of-birds/

    Bird killings are part of the core of what is wrong with our current farming practices.

    Please sign and pass on this Care2 petition to USDA about mass bird killings.  Some reports say USDA is only responsible for Nebraska poisonings but official USDA document shows different info – over a million birds intentionally killed.

    One of USDA’s main targets has been the Red-winged Blackbird, according to the pdf document.
    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/prog_data/2009_prog_data/PDR_G_FY09/Basic_Tables_PDR_G/Table_G_FY2009_Short.pdf

    Birds benefit natural farming
    http://www.twnside.org.sg/title2/susagri/susagri107.htm

    More:
    USDA admitted to Yankton SD that the bird killings there were their doing — giving feedlot contamination as a reason.

    They do so on this news video here:
    http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=191572F79E8B2C64705B4AB182AF54F9

    However, this document shows that feedlot contamination by birds does not create as much loss or more than that created by insects — WHICH BIRDS CONTROL.
    It also says there are other ways to protect feedlots.

    http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1025&context=vpc11

    This is the poison USDA uses:
    http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/factsheets/2610fact.pdf

    Starlicide   
    DrC1339
    http://www.trademarkia.com/starlicide-72282626.html

    So why in the world has USDA been mass killing birds (using DRC-1339) — Is this is just another example of the US supporting chemical companies and nutrition-less feed over the BEST and most healthful farming practices?

    Purina makes cattle feed AND starlicide:
    http://cattle.purinamills.com/ContactUs/default.aspx

  • KnhoJ123

    This wasn’t prophetic incident leading up to a domsday. This wasn’t a conspiracy to contol the avian population. This wasn’t the side effect of a rampant corporation partaking in harmfulpractices or polution. This wasn’t a mere coincidnce of a human event accidentally startling the birds from a semi hibenative state.

    This was merely a publicity stunt meant to sell more video games for your iPhone.

  • KnhoJ123

    This wasn’t prophetic incident leading up to a domsday. This wasn’t a conspiracy to contol the avian population. This wasn’t the side effect of a rampant corporation partaking in harmfulpractices or polution. This wasn’t a mere coincidnce of a human event accidentally startling the birds from a semi hibenative state.

    This was merely a publicity stunt meant to sell more video games for your iPhone.

  • EyeoftheAxis

    my first thought exactly, they killed a bunch more birds, once again on New Years, as if to say “see told you it was fireworks, now stop asking questions”.

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