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What should happen to the birds affected by the oil spill?

As more photos emerge of wildlife harmed by the oil spill in the Gulf, efforts to clean oil-covered birds have increased. However, it still has yet to be seen whether these labor-intensive efforts are actually helping the animals. Watch the video.

By Jodi Westrick  |  June 10, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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It makes for good PR for merry old British Petroleum, but it will NOT work.

You people fail to understand, everything down there is dead, BP killed it. Just because you can not accept that and want to try to fight it `somehow' is not going to change the outcome.

That it's not fast, that it's not clean, that you can't see it all die? Well that doesn't mean it isn't going to die.

Think of the Gulf having late stage terminal cancer if it helps. Poison is not always fast working, and you can't always see it's effects either. That's a good comparison too.

If people accept this now, they can do more effective clean up work, for real.

Above all though, BP's direction must be changed to force them to come up with solutions that stop the oil from flowing. So far, they refuse to even try to do that. Every solution they come up with has as much oil as they can get going to *their* refineries. That is not an accident, and it is NOT a product of the conditions, or of science. It's a consensual act on the part of the refiners and petroleum industry people working on the problem.

The fact is the science behind the conditions of flow and temperature say that the oil can be stopped from flowing. BP just does not want those solutions, so we never see any that even try to stop it. That IS NOT an accident.

Posted by: Nymous | June 11, 2010 12:11 AM

Perhaps if people start torching BP facilities, they'll start to get a clue. I would welcome seeing American skies lit with the flames of justice.

Posted by: Nymous | June 11, 2010 12:13 AM

You might as well evacuate and relocate the people from the coastal towns in LA *now*. The Gulf Coast will never recover from this disaster. Use right of eminent domain to liquidate BP Corp. and confiscate the assets of the top three levels of managers and give it to the people affected by their oil spill.

Posted by: foofoofoo | June 11, 2010 10:14 AM

I wanna have a chat with the 11% of people who at least aren't sure we should try and save these birds.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | June 11, 2010 10:42 AM

It's much like the Melancon article -- there is in fact only so much we as ordinary citizens can do.

If what we can do is help some birds get cleaned off, then go do it. Meanwhile, BP et. al.'s job is to stop the flow from its pipeline...the gov't can help figure out what to do with the oil that's already out there and compel BP to donate resources to help with implementation of that particular cleanup.

Horrible mess, the lot of it.

Posted by: forget@menot.com | June 11, 2010 11:59 AM

Having worked directly with several species of wildlife (rehabbing) I can say with confidence it's not a futile effort.

In fact, it's got a success rate of over 90%. Usually the animals you lose were too far gone when found.

It's important to understand that no matter why the spill happened, cleanup and rehabilitation is crucial to the survival of many species.

No matter where you live in the US, take a moment to look up. See the birds? See the birds that keep bugs under control, who scavenge, who help pollinate crops?

Wave bye bye. If we don't clean up the Gulf and clean those birds (over 90% success rate) the damage will spread throughout the US and into Canada, as well as affect South America. The Gulf isn't just nesting grounds; it part of the migratory path of most of the birds present in the US and Canada.

There's no question about it. No doubt. Rehab the wildlife and release it.

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