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News From the Gulf

Written by PETA | July 19, 2010

A cap on the massive gusher in the Gulf of Mexico has stanched the flow of oil (although seepage has been detected), but millions of gallons of crude in the water continue to wreak havoc. According to an Associated Press article, oil has now coated up to 400 pelicans and hundreds of terns who live on Raccoon Island, Louisiana’s largest seabird-nesting area. Ten thousand birds nest there, and biologists now think that the government’s original estimate of the number of birds who have been affected by the oil may have been far too low.

 

 

So what can we do? Reduce our dependence on oil by biking, walking, or carpooling and switch to an Earth- and animal-friendly vegan diet. And if this news makes you want to get rude about the crude, we’ve got just the thing to help you tell BP what you think about its failure to save wildlife and prepare for catastrophes such as the recent oil spill.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • bp sucks says:

    cant you do more peta about the oil dump in the gulf

  • Gudrun Scott says:

    The nation has not been kind to the keystone animalthe beaver the only one that can build dams and maintain them for up to 20 years while creating fishing opportunities and moderating floods and droughts filtering toxins out of the water and providing for many other endangered species. The state departments of conservation have been practicing lethal trapping and as a result the Mississipi river is dumping silt into the Gulf causing dead zones. We need a more positive beaver policy in this nation tolerate them as part of the cycle of life they can create some wetlands that are getting lost in the Gulf right now

  • Sam says:

    Why aren’t you talking about the positive news that many of the birds have be rereleased after being cleaned up?

  • Toby Saunders says:

    PETA is too bipartisan to tell the truth about politics Liberals support animal rights Conservatives don’t… that is the state of US politics. To fully support widespread morality a vote for Democrats so long as Republican is the only other contender should be made capitalist democracies should become socialistic democracies.

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