A friend just told me about this, as she said, "Are the birds getting bigger?" 200 cows were found dead in a Wisconsin field yesterday. This is cow country so where is the big-headline-media scare?!? The owner or the cows veterinarian said he suspects the cause may be IBR/BVD virus**. Authorities say there is no threat to humans or other animals. I don't know if I can agree given all the other mass animal deaths recently. I guess this is another one of those "look-away-folks, nothing-to-see-here-folks, move-along-now-folks" explanations. DHS is usually changing warning color charts and waving the fear-factor flag on news like this. Their silence is deafening! One suspected case of cow-something like this usually gets major air-time and every letter of the gov alphabet is on alert. 200 large animals dropped dead w/o warning it seems... they were found in a field. If one cow was sick they would separate it from the rest. So if it's a virus, it appears to be fast moving... more reason to make the headlines. The same theory for the other mass animal deaths could apply here too.
1/16/11 UPDATE: More Mass Deaths
Vietnam 1/15/11 ~note, minus 4C is 24.8F. I thought Buffalo and Cows are cold tolerant animals but you learn something new everyday. Any thoughts?
'7,000 Buffalo and Cows Freeze To Death in Vietnam';
'2 Million Dead Fish Found in Chesapeake Bay';
Chicago 1/12/11 - This was a few days ago but apparently these fish died because they were too small.
'Thousands of shad belly up in Chicago harbors';
** Authorities suspect/blame IBR/BHV virus for the 200 cows found dead in a Wisconsin field but that virus does not appear to act that fast... or cause a mass-die-off. I do not know if Vietnam buffalo and cows vary from American buffalo and cows, but 24 degrees (-4C) is not that cold. Authorities are too quick to claim any of these mass animal deaths are related.
'Diseases: Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)';
"Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a viral respiratory disease caused by bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1). The virus can also cause a mild venereal infection in adult cattle or a brain infection in calves. IBR is a highly contagious disease of the upper respiratory tract and can lead to serious primary or secondary pneumonia."
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300 more dead birds in Alabama Friday (1/14/11)
'Monsanto's Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health';
'Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: Whole Foods Market okays GMO coexistence';
'The deadly truth about the U.S. genetically modified foods – reproductive genocide.’
'The Newest Dangerous Sweetener to Hit Your Food Shelves... ";
'FDA / CFIA approved genetically modified corn revealed to be unfit for human consumption.’
If anyone has any doubt as to who is running the White House... here ya go...
'White House pressured Vilsack to approve GMO alfalfa, media reports suggest ';
This article is from 2008 but after reading the above article, I suppose it could be updated to Seven reasons!
'Six Reasons Why Obama Appointing Monsanto's Buddy, Former Iowa Governor Vilsack, for USDA Head Would be a Terrible Idea';
'Scientists warn of link between dangerous new pathogen and Monsanto’s Roundup';
In-depth interview with Dr. Huber and more info on research,
and see this by Dr. Huber
"Monsanto may soon be allowed to conduct its own environmental studies. Currently, the USDA is responsible for assessing environmental impacts of new GMO crops, but the agency plans to at least temporarily hand over environmental impact reporting responsibilities to the biotech companies behind GMO crops."
'This Should be Banned: Found in 80% of Supermarket Foods';