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Animal Deaths
« on: November 18, 2012, 04:23:11 PM »
I couldnt fine the thread we had these in but did see an unusual one.


More than 50,000 starfish have been found dead after being washed ashore at a beautiful beach on the western coast of Ireland.

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/mystery-as-50000-dead-starfish-wash-ashore-in-Ireland-69372667.html#axzz2CPFi9Y7U

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Re: Animal Deaths
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 03:56:02 AM »
I couldnt fine the thread we had these in but did see an unusual one.


More than 50,000 starfish have been found dead after being washed ashore at a beautiful beach on the western coast of Ireland.

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/mystery-as-50000-dead-starfish-wash-ashore-in-Ireland-69372667.html#axzz2CPFi9Y7U

If you look closely at that article mentioned in the link, you will see that the date at the top (in very light print) is the date of 11/6/09.

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Re: Animal Deaths
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 04:58:41 PM »
Damn I suck at this.

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 04:19:24 AM »
Damn I suck at this.

Please jrobert, don't think that!  I have made plenty of blunders myself.  I probably wouldn't have known about this one, except Suspicious0bservers had made the same mistake himself, and he is now a very trusted reporter of news on the internet (I post his reports daily).  I'm pretty sure most of us have made that or a similar mistake atleast once, if not several times!  ;D

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 09:38:34 PM »
Damn I suck at this.

Please jrobert, don't think that!  I have made plenty of blunders myself.  I probably wouldn't have known about this one, except Suspicious0bservers had made the same mistake himself, and he is now a very trusted reporter of news on the internet (I post his reports daily).  I'm pretty sure most of us have made that or a similar mistake atleast once, if not several times!  ;D

I was searching once for material on a certain subject and posted something only to notice it was a few years old...had to delete it.

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Re: Animal Deaths
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 07:39:43 PM »
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/marine-animals-are-dying-because-of-our-plastic-trash/

These 5 Marine Animals Are Dying Because of Our Plastic Trash … Here’s How We Can Help

The role plastic products play in the daily lives of people all over the world is interminable. We could throw statistics at you all day long (e.g. Upwards of 300 MILLION tons of plastic are consumed each year), but the impact of these numbers border on inconceivable.

For those living on the coasts, a mere walk on the beach can give anyone insight into how staggering our addiction to plastic has become as bottles, cans, bags, lids and straws (just to name a few) are ever-present. In other areas that insight is more poignant as the remains of animal carcasses can frequently be observed; the plastic debris that many of them ingested or became entangled in still visible long after their death. Sadly, an overwhelming amount of plastic pollution isn’t even visible to the human eye, with much of the pollution occurring out at sea or on a microscopic level.

1. Sea Turtles
Like many other marine animals, sea turtles mistake plastic waste for a viable food source, sometimes causing blockages in their digestive system. Though the declining sea turtle populations in the oceans are due to a variety of factors (most all of which involve human exploitation), plastic pollution plays a significant role.

Separate studies from 2013 suggest as many as 50 percent of sea turtles are ingesting plastic at an unprecedented rate, and dying because of it. Another study of the Loggerhead species found that 15 percent of young turtles examined had ingested such enormous quantities of plastic that their digestive system was obstructed.

2. Seals and Sea Lions
Marine life can become entangled in a variety of ocean debris including fishing nets, lines, and lures. Still, there are a number of seals and sea lions that become entangled in plastic bags or plastic packing bands leading to injury and death.

In fact, plastic packing bands and rubber bands continue to deeply impact the Steller Sea Lion population. An eight-year study in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia documented 388 sea lions entangled in plastic debris. These plastic packing bands and rubber bands can become so embedded in the animal that it can lead to severe infection and death.

3. Seabirds
Plastic pollution leads to the deaths of millions of marine bird species each year. Arguably more so than other birds, the Laysan albatross has been deeply impacted by plastic debris through their hunting techniques. When the albatross dives into the ocean to catch fish, squid or other food they use their beak to skim the surface, picking up plastic along the way.

Shockingly, an estimated 98 percent of albatross studied are found having ingested some kind of plastic debris. Once the plastic has been ingested, it causes an obstruction in the digestive tract and can puncture internal organs.

4. Fish
Fish, along with pretty much any marine mammal that brings in water through its gills, are increasingly at risk to microscopic plastic debris. A study performed at the University of Exeter UK suggested that microscopic marine debris could take up to six times as long for the animal to rid themselves of in comparison to ingesting the debris orally.

Of course plastic pollution deeply impacts species of fish, but unlike other animals on our list, this is the one animal that’s also commonly eaten by humans. A number of studies suggest that the fish humans continue to consume have at one time or another ingested plastic microfibers, including brown trout, cisco, and perch.

5. Whales and Dolphins
Like other marine mammals, whales often mistakes marine debris for a potential food source. In some species, similar to that of the albatross, the whales mouth is so large it unknowingly picks up plastic debris (a technique observed in baleen whales). Necropsies performed after numerous whale strandings saw an increase in the amount of plastic debris found.

A study also found that hundreds of species of cetaceans have been negatively impacted by plastic pollution in the past two decades. The obstructions often puncturing and tearing the stomach lining, leading to starvation and death. According to Marine Pollution Bulletin, cetaceans are ingesting plastic debris at a rate as high as 31 percent, and in turn, 22 percent of those cetaceans were at an increased risk of death.

What Can You Do?

It’s clear that plastic pollution impacts virtually every living organism in, or thriving off of, the oceans of our world. This is simply not acceptable. The balance of our ecosystem is essential to our quality of life and will ultimately depend on when the world decides to stop turning a blind eye to the issue and make the necessary lifestyle changes.

We all must remain diligent as we work to minimize our own individual consumption of plastic products. So, whether you’re just beginning the journey to minimizing plastic in your life or not, there are a few key steps that never hurt to repeat.

Clean Up After Yourself
Sounds pretty self-explanatory, right? If you’re on the beach or at the park, be mindful of a “leave with what you came with” policy. It also doesn’t hurt to pick up after your neighbors if you notice they may have left a few things behind. Beach cleanups are a great way to help the environment and meet like-minded individuals who want to reduce their plastic footprint.

Recycle
It’s simple to apply this to your everyday life by recycling in your own home. Most public places now offer waste versus recycling options, too. If you happen to be out, and you don’t see an area for recyclables, simply ask. Worst case scenario is you’re forced to take a plastic bottle or bag home with you and recycle it on your own.

When You Can: Just Say No
We understand that going completely plastic free is challenging for most families, but we all know plastic consumption isn’t always well, necessary. Saying no to straws, buying in bulk and bringing your own reusable bags grocery shopping are just a few of the many ways you can cut down on the amount of plastic you’re consuming.

For more information, check out these great articles:

Why We Need to Tackle Plastic Pollution  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/plastic-pollution-in-the-oceans/
How Plastic Pollution Impacts Land Animals  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/ways-plastic-pollution-impacts-animals-on-land/
5 Myths (and Truths) About Plastic Pollution  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/myths-and-truths-about-plastic-pollution-in-our-ocean/
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Re: Animal Deaths
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 04:07:18 AM »
Thanks Barb for the eye opener. 

We've stopped purchasing both plastic and coated paper milk cartons, and have opted for heavy glass jugs with carrying straps, directly purchased from a neighboring dairy.  That also prevents my sons from absorbing synthetic estrogens from the plastic.  The glass jugs are reusable at yet another neighboring dairy that provides raw milk and cream to local neighbors if they provide their own clean containers.  This drastically reduces the cost of doing business, so that a half-gallon of milk sells for around a dollar.

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Re: Animal Deaths
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 07:23:49 AM »
Thanks Barb for the eye opener. 

We've stopped purchasing both plastic and coated paper milk cartons, and have opted for heavy glass jugs with carrying straps, directly purchased from a neighboring dairy.  That also prevents my sons from absorbing synthetic estrogens from the plastic.  The glass jugs are reusable at yet another neighboring dairy that provides raw milk and cream to local neighbors if they provide their own clean containers.  This drastically reduces the cost of doing business, so that a half-gallon of milk sells for around a dollar.

R.R. that is so good you made that change.
Also what a good thing starting - the dairy providing milk to people who bring their containers.  :)
I'm going to have to try harder to get away from plastic...

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Re: Animal Deaths
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 07:32:54 PM »
Thanks Barb for the eye opener. 

We've stopped purchasing both plastic and coated paper milk cartons, and have opted for heavy glass jugs with carrying straps, directly purchased from a neighboring dairy.  That also prevents my sons from absorbing synthetic estrogens from the plastic.  The glass jugs are reusable at yet another neighboring dairy that provides raw milk and cream to local neighbors if they provide their own clean containers.  This drastically reduces the cost of doing business, so that a half-gallon of milk sells for around a dollar.

R.R. that is so good you made that change.
Also what a good thing starting - the dairy providing milk to people who bring their containers.  :)
I'm going to have to try harder to get away from plastic...
Once we realized the plight of the wildlife and plastic, especially all the ocean trash, we have begun to burn a lot of the plastic that we do receive.  For example plastic that cannot be recycled can be mixed with paper trash in small amounts.  I did learn years ago at some environmental conference that if some baking soda is mixed with paper trash that also contains some plastic, the baking soda helps prevent the formation of dioxins and furans, that often form when plastic is burned.

But still we are trying to avoid as much plastic as possible.  It's so tragic that we have been forced to accept so much plastic as wrapping, grocery bags, etc.

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Re: Animal Deaths
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 04:36:11 AM »
Ilinda, Thank you so much for the tip about adding baking soda to the burn pile!  I've always had mixed feelings about burning plastic because of the possibility of contributing to pollution of the air and ground, but now there's a work-around.  Baking soda will add salinity to the soil, but if there's a dedicated burn clearing where you're not expecting a garden to thrive, or grass, then that might solve the problem of salinity.  The Amish around here burn almost everything, and have a designated spot on the "back 40" for the occasional carcass to dry up in the sun, etc.

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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2018, 06:42:24 PM »
Am reposting what Yowbarb had posted earlier in Global Signs & Trends in the www because in the video they do discuss at various times the harmful effects of chemtrailing on wildlife.

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    Yowbarb Note: This video goes back to 2014... One doctor testifying that the aluminum contributes to Alzheimers. Not only that, but it is contributing to childhood ADD, autism. He said it there are ways to get the metals out of the body and he did that for his patients and their brains recovered.  etc.
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    Pilots, Doctors & Scientists Tell Truth about Chemtrails [Excerpts]  15:43    481,021 views

    video link: https://youtu.be/DPnWaBsMYnY

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2018, 01:13:21 PM »
Am reposting what Yowbarb had posted earlier in Global Signs & Trends in the www because in the video they do discuss at various times the harmful effects of chemtrailing on wildlife.

 Quote from: Yowbarb on October 18, 2017, 03:40:26 PM


    Yowbarb Note: This video goes back to 2014... One doctor testifying that the aluminum contributes to Alzheimers. Not only that, but it is contributing to childhood ADD, autism. He said it there are ways to get the metals out of the body and he did that for his patients and their brains recovered.  etc.
    ...
    Pilots, Doctors & Scientists Tell Truth about Chemtrails [Excerpts]  15:43    481,021 views

    video link: https://youtu.be/DPnWaBsMYnY

ilinda, thanks! This is a good spot for this info,
All The Best,
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