Animal Die-Offs Continue
Across the globe the mysterious animal die-offs continue to occur, with the latest reports of bird deaths in Beijing and near Dacono. In the U.S. birds began dropping from the sky in the Bay Area, and 200 cows were found dead in Wisconsin, though this is claimed to be from "one of two" known viruses.
As these die-offs continue to effect our brethren in the air, water, and sky, identifying a cause or causes has proven to be a murky business at best. Some critics are claiming that these die-offs are completely natural, and have been known to happen in the past, such as a reported case in 1896 Baton Rouge, Louisiana where a "shower of birds fell from the sky." Others are claiming we are in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime die-off event brought about by the shifting of the poles that effected an airport in Tampa.
There are also claims that the cause of the deaths is from a U.S. military test of the poison gas Phosgene that is linked to the mysterious death of John Wheeler, an apparent whistle blower for the test. This possibility, while highly conspiratorial, is becoming harder to dispute with the evidence that keeps appearing such as the preliminary tests on the 8,000 dead turtle doves found in Italy that showed signs of poisoning or Hypoxia.
Is the chemical dispersant used to "clean-up" the Gulf oil disaster finding its way back through the water supply and food chain? Or is the news reporting the die-offs nothing more than a collective overreaction made worse by the viral nature of the internet? Though no concrete answer has been given,what is clear is that animals are continuing to die-off in mass waves, whether the cause be "natural" or man-made, malicious or accidental. Perhaps this will be what reunites "mankind" with Mother Earth as we become increasingly more aware of our destructive behavior.
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