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Animal Die-offs 2020

Another magnificent beast in danger: 130,000 Saiga Antelopes have died this spring bringing the total to more than 350,000 in the last 5 years with experts not able to agree on the cause of deaths.
Back in 2015, 200,000 wild saiga antelopes collapsed and died suddenly in Kazakhstan from a bacterial infection, more than two-thirds of the entire global population, NB, Covid-19, African Swine Fever and Avian Flu are viruses, not bacterial. Scientists found that there were unusually warm temperatures and high humidity in the days leading up to the wildlife deaths. The same was found for two previous mass die-offs of antelopes in 1981 and 1988, when 400,000 died in central Asia, according to Prof Richard Kock of the Royal Veterinary College London. Saying, "The whole thing was really extraordinary," he said. "It's very very likely to happen again."
And it has, during May and early June 2020, researchers have discovered more than half of the country's herd, around 130,000 have died. The extent and speed are really unheard of according to veterinarian Steffen Zuther who believes bacteria is to blame for the death of the saigas.


Here we go again: A mystery is unfolding in Botswana: More than 350 elephant carcasses have been found in the Okavango Delta since the start of May and no one knows why the animals are dying
An unprecedented number of dead elephant deaths have been seen in Botswana in recent months. More than 350 elephant carcasses have been found in the Okavango Delta since the start of May and no one knows why the animals are dying, with lab results on samples still weeks away, according to the government.

 Dr McCann, of the UK-based charity National Park Rescue, told the BBC local conservationists first alerted the government in early May after they undertook a flight over the delta. "They spotted 169 in a three-hour flight," he said. "To be able to see and count that many in a three-hour flight were extraordinary. "A month later, further investigations identified many more carcasses, bringing the total to over 350." "This is totally unprecedented in terms of numbers of elephants dying in a single event unrelated to drought," he added.


What happened to empathy? Horrific torture being used to cull billions of animals as Covid-19 intensifies: The cruellest, cheapest of ways which include mass slow suffocation, buried alive, grinding or gassing and burning alive
The Coronavirus outbreak has thrown a wrench into the world economy bringing the world's richest countries to their knees and dragging down global growth with it which means thousands of farms are going bust. Around the world, millions upon millions of farm animals are being culled as the worlds food supply chain chokes.

Before the coronavirus arrived, the abuse and killing of cattle, pigs, sheep and birds were happening each second of every minute of every day of every year, not only in China but in most countries around the world. As the coronavirus continues to tighten its grip around the world the mass culling of animals in the cruellest, cheapest of ways which include mass slow suffocation, buried alive, grinding or gassing and burning alive.

The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza to occur in the United States since 2017 killed a flock of 34,160 commercial turkeys in South Carolina
Turkeys, credit Wikipedia

At a time of great distress around the world from a vicious, nasty coronavirus, another killer appears in the US for the first time since 2017...
34,160 turkeys lost in South Carolina avian flu case.
Nearly 1,600 birds died from the virus while the others in the flock were culled. The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza to occur in the United States since 2017 affected a flock of 34,160 commercial turkeys in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, according to a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) report. The case reported earlier by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

Thousands of blue tits have been found sick or dead in Germany with symptoms of the diseased birds including breathing problems, (pneumonia) no longer taking food
Thousands of blue tits have been found sick or dead in Germany, prompting an investigation by conservation groups and scientists. The tiny blue tit is a common bird found across Europe and the UK.

The blue tit is found across Europe and is one of the most common visitors to UK gardens. They eat insects, caterpillars, seeds and nuts and can be spotted all year round in the UK. According to NABU, (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union) symptoms of the diseased birds include breathing problems, (pneumonia) no longer taking food and making no attempt to escape when approached by people.



It's happening again! A new mystery is unfolding in Nova Scotia as hundreds of dead seals, some headless are washing up on its beaches: The mystery began in Nov 2016 when tens of thousands of herring and other species died
It's happening again! Hundreds of dead seals are washing ashore in Nova Scotia, some headless or with flesh missing from the head??? 'This does happen occasionally, depending on the year', (Marine Animal Response Society)...Yes, it does but only in Nova Scotia, this is indeed very mysterious and something I have been monitoring on The Big Wobble since November 2016 when tens of thousands, many damaged of dead herring kept washing ashore along the rocky beaches of western Nova Scotia, prompting a retired scientist to enlist the help of local naturalists and bird watchers as he continues to gather data about the mysterious phenomenon. 

Climate changing due to the Sun and not carbon dioxide: Sea and Surface Temperatures, Major Earthquakes, Volcano Eruptions, Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Famine, Flooding, Wildfires and Cyclones suddenly intensified in the late 50s!
Weather changes constantly, scientists tell us our climate changes in repeated cycles and these changes can provide big changes for people living on earth. There is no doubt, our climate is changing, it's getting warmer, it's also getting colder and wetter in many places and dryer in others but is it man causing climate change or is it something else?

Around 200 BC and 600 AD, there was Roman warming. Around AD 440 and 900, Dark Ages cooling. Around 900 to 1300, we had Medieval warming. Followed by "The Little Ice-Age," 1300 to 1850, phases 1 and 2. Around 1850 to present is the modern warming.

Animal Die-Offs
40 days Into 2020 and already, untold billions of species have died due to man, disease and pollution: The true story will never be known because 99% of the carnage never gets reported
We are just 40 days into 2020 and the world is in the grip of a global coronavirus threat which could out-kill the Spanish Flu epidemic which started back in 1918 and killed between 50 to 100 million people. Them numbers are minuscule to the billions of animals which have died in the first 40 days of 2020.
Below is a "small" list, showing deaths of animals killed by disease, pollution or man in the first month and a half of 2020 and let me tell you, I have hardly scratched the surface,  many millions of more deaths don't get reported. As for marine life, most of the dead sink to the bottom, or the birds, die out at sea, so you see, below is just a tiny per cent of the real carnage

'Australia should be ashamed' After a plantation was logged in December, reports of hundreds of starving dead or dying koalas: "People witnessed the bulldozing of many dead koalas into slash piles,"
After the loss of more than a billion animals during the unprecedented bushfires in January with tens of thousands of vulnerable numbered koalas among then. Australia then shocked many people by euthanising 10,000 camels to save water in drought infested areas. Now dozens of koalas have been found dead or injured at a timber plantation in the Australian state of Victoria, sparking an investigation by officials. 
According to the BBC, bluegum trees - an important koala habitat - were harvested from a plantation in December, leaving only a few isolated stands of trees. Some koalas had starved to death in the remaining trees. Others were apparently killed by bulldozers. Friends of the Earth Australia said.

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish (as far as the eye can see) wash up on Spanish beaches after the breakage of facilities in a fish farm during this week's incredible Storm Gloria
Dead fish on the beach of Xeraco after the storm of the sea / Ajuntament de Xeraco
The beach of Xeraco and part of the l'Auir in Gandia have woken up to the gruesome site of hundreds of thousands of dead fish. Everything seems to indicate that the fish have reached the coast of the Safor after the breakage of the facilities of a fish farm in Sagunto. The first effects of this break were noted a few days ago in Perellonet Beach, and now we have the same image in Xeraco. 
The fish that have appeared dead in Xeraco belong to several commercial species such as sea bass, sea bass or sea bream, and even a dolphin calf.
Floods and hail have worsened the damage in the Region of Valencia with Storm Gloria translating into a series of extremely severe climatic accidents that are having a huge impact on the farming industry, seasonal vegetables and agricultural infrastructure, as reported by the Valencian Association of Agricultural Producers.

Pig Crisis: African swine fever escalating in Europe: Bulgaria plans to slaughter 24,500 pigs after 140,000 pigs were culled there last year: Hundreds of millions culled in Asia 2019
A report in November 2019 revealed there is not enough pork in the world’ to deal with China’s demand for meat. Hundreds of millions of pigs, 40% of the total have died or have been culled from swine fever, and the prices are soaring. A report by the Guardian claimed, since August 2018, when China notified the World Organisation for Animal Health that ASF (swine fever) was in the country, the disease has spread with extraordinary speed. Some 40% of Chinese pigs – hundreds of millions of animals – have now been lost, and the result has been a chronic shortage of pork and rocketing prices. 

The Portuguese Man O’ War, continues to wash ashore in unprecedented numbers along the beaches of Trinidad and Tobago: Jellyfish are fast becoming the “NEW KINGS OF THE OCEAN,”
What comes out of the ocean will inevitably show the health of the ocean it came from.
Jellyfish are taking over, fast becoming the “NEW KINGS OF THE OCEAN,” The rapid growth over the last few decades of these creatures is a sign of the planet's deteriorating marine health Jellyfish are thriving because their predators are dead. Reports of Jellyfish invasions are commonplace worldwide these days.
The Portuguese Man O’ War, continues to wash ashore in unprecedented numbers along the beaches on Trinidad east and north coasts. These organisms classified by the Institute of Marine Affairs as a dangerous marine creature, are known as a siphonophore.


Animal Die-Offs 2019

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please cover the insect die off... a base of the food chain for birds, animals, fish, and yes... us

Anonymous said...

‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn
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Report claims 400,000 insect species face extinction amid heavy use of pesticides
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/13/insect-apocalypse-poses-risk-to-all-life-on-earth-conservationists-warn