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Dead, Oily Ducks Showing Up After Exxon Oil Spill in Arkansas

Animals  (tags: oil spill, oil, animals, destruction, healthconditions, water, wildlife, pollution, habitatdestruction, environment, AnimalWelfare, suffering, sadness, rescued, investigation, killed )

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An environmental disaster is unfolding in Arkansas, after a major oil pipeline ruptured last Friday.

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Roseann d (178)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:41 am
Not a sight you see on their spiffy little, greenwashing, clean energy commercials, is it?

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:43 am
Even after they clean this wildife, the survivors don't live all that long. It's like they need to detox them internally too. Milk Thistle, dandelion and what-not.

Anna M (18)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:59 am
I don't know how anyone can still believe there is any upside to these mass-murdering, polluting pipelines.

Chief Seattle, 1854
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Cree Prophecy
When all the trees have been cut down,
When all the animals have been hunted,
When all the waters are polluted,
When all the air is unsafe to breathe,
Only then will you discover
you cannot eat money.

Caree C (251)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:50 pm
When will we as a species own up to the fact, that the expansion of human activities on the natural environment has a major impact and can be devastating if not disastrous? As Anna quoted above: "Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."... Ultimately it's our demise, but why does everything else have to suffer for human arrogance and ignorance?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 7:33 pm
Very sad. I feel for the animals as they suffer a great deal and often just don't make it. Human greed,arrogance,ignorance and $$$$ empower a man's heart,sadly. Thx Johny.

Camilla Vaga (68)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:28 am
so awful, this is so bad poor animals

Danuta W (1250)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:15 am

Tanya W (65)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:51 am
Noted. Sorry cannot watch - too sad. More destruction, death and suffering at the hands of stupid humans with greed in their hearts and on their minds.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:54 am
RIP ducks. When will we stop using fossil fuel?

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:12 am
sadly noted

Mike M (40)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:20 am
Stop the corporations greed they are only the givers of death for all

Frans B (582)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:21 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:31 am
Noted with disgust - we are destroying our earth at a rapid pace - greed rules above love, kindness and compassion for our earth and its creatures.

Natalie S (13)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:53 am
Sadly, this goes to show that however hard we try, tampering with nature always leads to the same disastrous effects. Let's hope that more stringent legislation (and enforcement!) plus fines teaches everyone to exercise the utmost care as a lot of the damage is irreversible.

Brigitte Nouari (3)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:55 am
C'est une tragédie autant pour les canards que les autres animaux et aussi pour la terre, les forêts et les cours d'eau ! Un oléoduc c'est pratique mais c'est dangereux pour l'environnement. Il devrait y avoir des lois strictes quant à leur construction et leur suivi technique pour l'entretien...

Ilona a (51)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:06 am
sadly noted

Stephanie Reap (192)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:04 am

Angelika R (143)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:12 pm
Please everyone sign the petition that's out there:
Tell ExxonMobil to release information about the crude spilled in Arkansas.  sign petition!

thx Johnny!

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 12:55 am
I have just happened upon a radio show out of Berkeley, California, on KPFA radio, part of the Pacifica Radio network (that also has Democracy Now! among its featured programs) that gives an April 9th update on the situation in this Arkansas town, Flashpoints Daily Newsmag 04-09-13:" Exxon oil spill wreaks havoc" . Much to worry about when you hear what their special correspondent in Arkansas has to say about the toxicity of the chemicals that are mixed into Tar Sands crude to make it slide through the pipelines (chemicals that are 'proprietary' - meaning Exxon 'owns' them from a legal point of view & cannot be legally forced to disclose what they are... & they don't!), causing both cancers & birth defects; when you hear that the pipeline being used for such toxic stuff is 65 years old, despite the fact that this "Pegasis pipeline is now the 'primary avenue' to move Canadian crude oil to the Gulf Coast, (according to a) Washington DC U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, (which) also said Exxon moves about 66,000 barrels per day on the line," (as reported by Reuters on March 31st); and finally when you hear about the health impacts, the symptoms that the townspeople are still suffering from.
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