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Adding Animal Cruelty to the List of Charges BP Should Face

Environment  (tags: environment, animals, BP, cruelty, suffering, oil spill, habitat, destruction, wildlife )

- 3018 days ago -
BP has more than the loss of human life, livelihoods and tourism to answer for. And so do the government inspectors who allowed this corporation--as seemingly greedy as the bankers, mining companies and marine park owners whose careless conduct has


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beba h (89)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 9:34 am
Absolutely !! This is the worse Horror to animals imaginable !!

Ashley Rowell (6)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 9:47 am
The BP oil spill is horrible. However, a horrible accident does not automatically equate to BP being guilty of doing something wrong. Let's remember that an investigation has not even been completed. What if we find that one man just did not push the right button? What if we find out the the manufacturer of a piece of equipment did not assemble it correctly? There are a million things that COULD have gone wrong....the point is we don't know yet. So, blaming BP for the oil spill, much less animal cruelty, is premature!!! Even if the oil spill was a result of lax regulations, who is the real culprit....the gov agency, senators, and president that created those lax regulations....or the person taking advantage of them.

Natalee Parochka (8)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 10:08 am
You're going down BP. I refuse to even fill up at your gas stations! I used to have your credit card and now I'm ashamed!

Patricia Sharp (6)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 10:13 am
They should have to pay for everything they have done and everyone that has been affected.

chris b (2474)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 10:56 am
BP should be ashamed of their effect on animals and even more of their ban on the reporting and photographing the effects!

Laura Case (121)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 12:20 pm

Terry B (649)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 1:26 pm
Good idea but has a about as much chance as the Greenland ice sheet.

Susan Kuras (0)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 1:37 pm
They should be covered in that oily mess to see how the poor animals feel.

corinne ramsden (5)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 1:38 pm
they definitely should be accountable for their actions

Bev B (1)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 1:58 pm

Thomas N. (0)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 2:02 pm
I would have to say that these pictures in the news stories are enough evidence to charge BP for animal cruelty.

Tekla Drakfrende (82)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 2:26 pm
good idea!

gail dair (0)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 6:08 pm
Thanks Cher

pj dickenson (27)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 6:16 pm
They should be made an example of and have to pay for ALL.

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 8:37 pm
Heartbreaking article. So many baby birds must have died too when their parents got caught in the oil.

"We are being spared, for political reasons, some think, but mercifully perhaps, most of the photographs of the animals who have died and are still dying, slowly, painfully, not just coated but drenched in oil. It is hard for anyone with a heart to see the gulls and pelicans, blinking up through a thick coat of muck that prevents them from flying, eating, taking a drink of water and escaping the burning heat of June.

For most of the animals, any help is too late. Studies show that even if wildlife rescuers capture an oiled bird in time, before much damage has been done, the terror of being handled by a predator, of being force-fed, doused and scrubbed, is too much for their pounding hearts to endure. Even if they survive the trauma of being cleaned and re-cleaned, it is suspected that most die after their release.

And in this case, one must ask, "Where can they be released?" Many birds mate for life; others are lost without their flocks. Their nesting grounds now lie under the oil slick; their friends and family are dead or dying. What is there for them to return to?"


Pete c (5)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 12:22 am

Sonny Honrado (5)
Friday June 24, 2011, 11:02 pm
They should pay for all damages incurred. ALL DAMAGES!
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