Thursday, June 3, 2010

Around the Intarwebz

While conservative pundits blame the Sierra Club for the oil spill (I mean, really?), the avian and marine life continue to suffer immensely. Here are some photos from June 3rd of oil-drenched birds struggling to simply breathe on Louisiana's East Grand Terre Island. These photos are heart-breaking. These birds and thousands like them will die. Even with intervention, they will die. Very few soaped up birds survive after their cleaning. BP CEO says he just wants his life back. Tell that to these birds and other wildlife. They're dead. I'm sure they would like their lives back too.

Walking her dog turned into terror as a woman was attacked. The dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, ran and barked at the man, biting him once on the pants before the assailant took off.

A Jack Russell Terrier is left with serious wounds after being attacked by a Rottweiler and Bull Mastiff. What is amazing to me is that either dog could have killed the smaller dog with one shake. Not saying it wasn't a significant attack.

A 12-yr-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier defends her owner from a vicious machete attack, taking a cut to the head. the dog is expected to survive.

A Westie was mauled by a German Shepherd in the United Kingdom, another BSL-state failure.


YesBiscuit! said...

I was curious about the cleaned birds' survival rate. One source:
Audubon blog: average 50 - 80% oiled birds survive being cleaned, unknown how many survive after release

YesBiscuit! said...

Another view:
A German biologist says it's better to kill oiled birds outright:,1518,693359,00.html