As with all the other things that the Japanese Animal rescuers have said and have come true, I have not forgotten about the poison warnings. Did you wonder why there was a sudden activity with all the articles about “feral” animals? That they specifically pointed out the dogs? And , I am sure that the cats are included with the label ” feral”.
Don’t be fooled. This is the “setup” for the use of poison. The articles have said that they are not able to catch the dogs and the cats. They are “feral”. Once this information has been digested and the “feral” animals start to initiate fear into the rest of the population, the Government of Japan will feel “safe” to use poison. I have been researching poisons, and there are many that they can choose from.
The animals are hungry. They are eating plastic bags, as one article pointed out. So, what if they found a dead bird? We know that they are hungry, so they eat it. Maybe they have already been eating the dead birds. The poison will accumulate in their system and kill them.
What a tidy little solution for the Government of Japan. They kill the animals by making sure that the birds that may have been exposed to radioactive material also die. Did anyone think about the bird issue and how the Government of Japan was going to control the wild birds flying around after being exposed to radioactive materials?
This picture has been bothering me since I saw it. It is a “wild” animal that is dead. Do you wonder what it may have eaten to die? I don’t. I already know.
This from an article about the poison.
Louisiana, California and Kentucky, just like they did in Franklin Township, New Jersey in January of 2009. People weren’t scared for long about the world coming to an end then since the USDA notified the public, (somewhat belatedly), about their perfect poison, DRC-1339. How comforting that it is internally metabolized by birds so as to be almost traceless, (good luck pathologists!), and ‘safe’ for predators and scavengers such as cats and dogs who consume the perfectly poisoned birds that fall out of the heavens like manna.
Well, the TRUTH is that eating the poisoned birds is not safe FOR LONG:
Cunningham et al. (1979) estimated that a sensitive
species (i.e., cat, owl, and American magpie) could
be at risk only if its diet consisted wholly of DRC
1339-poisoned starlings for more than 30 continuous
days; however, risk is minimal because use and
exposure to bird carcasses occurs for just under two
Don’t worry little kitties and doggies in Arkansas, etc., about this stealthy, perfect poison that was developed by your government and Ralston Purina in 1963! Just don’t eat the birdies for longer than 2 weeks. Then you won’t end up like those freshwater drum fishies. (OK, that one could be due to a horrifying virus, but the USDA’s perfect poison is should be kept away from aquatic animals.) Anything with that skull and crossbones on the label is a no-no for kiddies, too!
According to what this article says, usually the use of this poison on farms is not detected by the public, but something went wrong in 2009 in Franklin Township and the birds did not quietly die where they were poisoned. (This is a slow acting poison, doing its deed over 1-3 days.) The Jersey birds took off after consuming their toxic treats. (Perhaps frightened by a loud sound?)
I’m assuming that if this perfect bird poison was involved in the current cases of birds dropping out of the sky in at least 3 states recently AND the poison were being used by a licensed operator, the USDA would let the worried public know about it. They did that in the 2009 case.
So the creepy mass bird deaths that started out the year remain unsolved for now, and I hope Homeland Security is investigating.