By Roy L Hales
It took the two ravens in this film 18 minutes to discover the 20 burgers and only slightly longer to carry them away. The point being that most of the birds killed by wind turbines weigh less than a cheeseburger. Do we really expect bird carcases to lay undisturbed long enough to be counted in what are often monthly surveys? And if bird carcases are being carried off by scavengers, American reports that wind turbines only kill 400,000 to 500,000 birds a year are meaningless. Jim Wiegand’s Cheeseburgers & the Wind Industry exposes a central flaw in current wind turbine avian mortality studies.
Jim Wiegand’s Cheeseburgers & the Wind Industry
I found the accompanying commentary harsh and to a large extent unnecessary.
The pictures say it all.
How much food do we think creatures like this are going to leave behind? And if they are taking most of the caucuses away, how accurate can we expect monthly, or even weekly, mortality surveys to be?
Only 10% Of The True Figures?
Wiegand believes only 10% of the true figures are being revealed.
“Each year the slaughter to millions and millions of birds and bats is being concealed by the wind industry and America’s Interior Department.”
Wiegand believes this is a deliberate cover-up. I’m more inclined to think of the alleged underreporting as lack of responsibility.
The slaughter continues.