Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes

August 25, 2014 by  
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Just picture it: armed paratroopers storming a beach, armed to the teeth and ready to kill . . . a bunch of unarmed, helpless birds. That’s a bit over the top, but it’s not far from the truth and the lives of birds are actually at stake. The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is sounding the alarm over plans by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would see 16,000 cormorant birds in the Columbia River Estuary near Portland, OR killed using silenced rifles and night vision scopes in an effort to reduce the number of baby fish eaten by the birds . If the Army Corps plans go ahead, the 16,000 Double Breasted Cormorants would be killed over a period of four years, but the ABC says their plans are flawed. Read the rest of Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: army , breasted , Columbia , cormorant , corps , cull , double , east , engineers , estuary , fish , island , kill , river , salmon , salmonid , sand

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