United Airlines is defending the poisoning of birds at Houston’s biggest airport, saying it was done for health and safety reasons.
The contractor laid out corn kernels laced with a bird-killing nerve agent at. People who work around the airport reported seeing grackles and pigeons fall to the ground and spin around as they died.
The bait manufacturer, Avitrol Corp., says a lethal dosage causes birds to show distress — including alarm cries and trembling — that frightens away other birds. It usually causes death within an hour, the company says.
Airports commonly take steps to shoo away birds, which can be sucked into jet engines and cause a loss of power.
A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people has crashed in east Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
There are no signs of survivors at the scene of the crash near the village of Grabovo.
Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Malaysia to China in March and still has not been found.
Man was meant to fly
and so you have to die.
Your wings just got you killed.
And now my fate is sealed.
For man, I shed no tears.
And among the souvenirs
are passports in the wreckage,
burnt limbs and unclaimed baggage.
When next they call my flight,
I will board that plane tonight
without a care or concern at all,
that from the sky, my plane might fall.
Oh, the creatures of the sky,
they can’t even question why
their poisoned bodies shake,
for to fly, their lives we take.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland
The laws of nature will even the score, one way or another.. Man should not reign supreme and have “dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” And if according to Genesis 1:26, God made the beasts, then the beasts are to include man for what is man doing to man and to every other creature on this godforsaken planet? It pains me to even read the goddamn news. Over 5,000 more killed in Iraq. Women and children killed in Gaza by Israel. The fighting in Ukraine, human rights violations in America, children fleeing violence in Central America are met with threats from American citizens and on and on, it goes. SIGH!!!!! To hell with it all!