oil spill + environment + birds

I apologize for this horrific image which I’m sure breaks your heart the way it does mine. I think it’s because these poor innocent creatures are so helpless to our industrial folly and idiocy. Before we came along and mucked up their world, they managed just fine, but then we made a mess and well….

Oil covered birds are cleaned with Dawn laundry detergent, Qtips and toothbrushes and up to 300 gallons of hot water. It can take up to an hour to clean a large bird and with potentially hundreds of thousands of ducks, pelicans and sea critters getting slimed with toxic black ooze, that means a lot of time, love and hope.

Shout out to the amazing Treehugger which has a reporter roving the coast of the OIL SPILL CALAMITY/TRAVESTY and has this amazing report with video links.

3 Responses

  1. The oil spill is almost as big as Connecticut and they still haven’t got a clue how to stop it.
    It’s absolutely sickening. But I realize that beyond complaining and freaking out, we need to use this as a lesson to take better care when we exploit mother nature and her gifts – and to absolutely NOT DRILL FOR OIL IN THE ARCTIC because obviously no one knows how to fix this mess.
    http://www.wendmag.com/greenery/2010/05/oil-spill-approaching-size-of-third-largest-state/

  2. I totally agree. It’s all a very sad ordeal. Their current plans to try and fix it are failures yet they are pushing for even more offshore drilling!
    By the way, I finished your book today. It was quite a fun read!

  3. A shocking look at the oil spill if it was in your backyard.

    http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com/#x=-88.389722&y=28.738889&z=7

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