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3,500 cattle dead ‘due to cold and snow’ in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Livestock Alert

The regional head of management of agricultural risks, Guery Fernández, reported Thursday that an official assessment determined that 3.122 families were affected and 3,500 animals died in four municipalities in the Andean region of Cochabamba for the effects of a fall snow little more than one week ago.
“An assessment was made and has 3.122 affected families and 3,500 dead animals”, said.
According to Fernandez, the case report was drafted by four brigades of technicians who toured the entire Andean region and established that 70 communities in Tapacari, Bolivar and independence and Tacopaya municipalities were affected by the snowfall.
In the same vein, he explained that Tapacarí region was most affected, since he stayed with 1,495 disadvantaged families and 134 flames and 527 dead sheep and even 65.791 specimens of cattle at risk of dying in 28 of their communities.
He said that the municipality of Bolívar was the second region with more damage because 11 of its peoples registered 552 affected families and 758 and 786 flames and dead sheep, respectively, as well as 21.270 animals in danger of perishing by not having to forage.
He argued that Tacopaya municipality was the third area severely affected, since in 11 of their communities, it was recorded to 505 families affected, 1,295 dead sheep and 9.834 at risk of dying from lack of food.
“The municipality of independence was the fourth sector with damages because beyond registered 570 affected families and 28.910 animals at risk, between llamas and sheep, in 20 communities”, he complemented.
The official said that the snowfall left few damages in the agricultural crop in the surveyed areas, since that was reported only 25 hectares of crops of oats and 11 of wheat with damage in the town of independence.
Courtesy of la-razon.com

Thousands of dead fish wash along the shores of Battipaglia, Italy

battipaglia spiaggia invasa dai pesci morti
A carpet of dead fish has welcomed swimmers battipagliese coast. The strange and disturbing phenomenon happened over the weekend just ended. Dead animals, mostly small fish, were stranded since dawn along the coastline, creating confusion and disgust among the bathers. The heat has accelerated the process of rotting carcasses, creating a strong stench, propagated throughout waterline.
The phenomenon was repeated throughout Saturday and Sunday, affecting part of the beach between Battipaglia and Eboli. Numerous reports about joints the municipal administration who asked battipagliese Istituto Zooprofilattico intervention of arcades, which specializes in cases like this.
The engineers took samples of water and measured sea temperature, and picked up some dead fish.
From the preliminary inventories of fish die-off is due to the rise in the average temperature of the water, climb to levels comparable to those of the tropical seas.
Courtesy of ottopagine.it

Dozens of Stingrays found dead, ‘very rare phenomenon’ on a beach in Vitoria, Brazil

Foram dezenas de arraias encontradas mortas na orla da praia de Camburi, em Vitória
Dozens of stingrays were found dead on the edge of Camburi Beach in Victoria Photo: WhatsApp TV Victory
Nobody knows for sure what were the causes of the fact. According to the Director of the Orca, Lupércio Aguilar, one of the possible causes can be a mass stranding
Dozens of stingrays were found dead on the edge of Camburi Beach in Victoria, on Tuesday morning (21). The Civil Police should investigate the fact to know if the reason of dead animals was natural or criminal order.
Nobody knows for sure what were the causes of the fact. According to the Director of the Orca, Lupércio Aguilar, one of the possible causes can be a mass stranding.
“As far as I can see this is a very rare phenomenon. I think a mass stranding of Manta Rays, whales and dolphins. With stingrays, the phenomenon is very rare and you only get news from a hit in Israel, in 2003, “says Aguilar.
Lupércio does not believe in the possibility of foul play. “I don’t think it was a crime, because the rays are worth money, and if they were handles in fishing nets they wouldn’t leave it like this, especially with that number so big”, he adds.
From the screenshots, it is not possible to have a certainty about what is the species of the animal, but it is believed that the animals are stingrays-nail (Dasyatis Americana), common species in the Bay of the Holy Spirit.
For oceanographer Bruno Berger rabbit, however, the motive of the animals can be an illegal practice commonly committed by fishermen at night in Cambridge.
Como estavam algumas horas na praia, as arraias causaram mal cheiro e atraíram urubus
As they were a few hours on the beach, the stingrays have caused bad smell and have attracted buzzards Photo: WhatsApp TV Victory
“What happens is something very serious, are fishing trawlers from Cameroon, which is illegal, that’s been going on forever in Cambridge. On many nights this happens and we always informs the police and also with the municipality, for at least the fact, “he says.
In a statement, the Environmental military police (PMA) reported that a team will place this Tuesday (21) to verify the situation and report the facts in a case that will be presented at the station of Environmental Crimes, so that the Civil Police investigate the case.
The note stresses that environmental crimes are monitored in partnership between the environmental police with the municipal environmental agencies, in addition to the Instituto Estadual de Meio Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos (Iema) and the Institute of Agricultural and forest Defense of the Holy Spirit (Idaf).
Also note, the Iema reported that also sent a team to investigate the complaint of pollution in the case of stingrays.
Courtesy of folhavitoria.com.b

13,000 sheep die on long distance boat journey without food or water, from Romania to Jordan

During a long distance journey from Romania to Jordan around 13,000 sheep died without food and water. The ship on which the animals are, was not allowed to invest in Jordan, since there were already dead sheep on board at this time. Now the ship controls to a port in Somalia African.
The animal rights organization “Four Paws” has uncovered the agonizing deaths of thousands of sheep over a long distance journey. After a journey by truck 13,000 sheep were loaded at the port Midia in Romania on a ship to the country of destination Jordan. According to Jordanian media around 5,200 sheep died on the ship after eight days without food and water. The head of Romanian Farmers’ Association have informed, according to the animal welfare organization that the number of dead animals even amounts to 11,000, so the club in a press release.
Sheep without earmarks
The “Four Paws” have also found that some of the sheep were sick or dead and no earmarks wore while they were still in the truck at the port gate.
According to research by the animal rights activists dead sheep Holder Trade should include. This company based in Romania will export 12,000 sheep and 4,000 cattle a year to Western Europe, Africa and the Middle East and recorded an annual turnover of six million euros. By law, every farm animal would shortly receive an ear chip after birth, so its origin can be detected.
“We have found that this company collect animals from around the country for export, so that they arrive already exhausted at the harbor,” says “Four Paws” Gabriel Paun -Campaigner in the press release.
Authorities require the disposal of dead animals
This incident occurred a few weeks occurred after the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture had lifted an eight-month ban on imports of livestock from Romania after it had been reported there in 2014 about an outbreak of bluetongue. Now called for the Jordanian authorities that the ship dead animals disposed of before approving the healthy entry to Jordan.
“A disgusting, but common practice among carriers is the animals simply to topple into the sea. They can spread disease and damage to the marine ecosystem. It has often dead livestock were washed away by the waves on the beach. In April, we received the information of a dead cow lay on the beach of Tel Aviv after 32 cows had died during transport from Romania to Israel, “said Gabriel Paun continued.
Courtesy of topagrar.at

Thousands of dead fish found floating in a river in Berlin, Germany

Ein Passant schaut nach den vielen tot in der Spree treibenden Fischen (Foto: spreepciture)
A passer-by looks dead after the many fish driving in the Spree River (photo: spreepciture)
You drive backwards into the water – thousands of fish are in spree, shipping and Landwehrkanal died, swim on the surface of the water.
Near the main train station, stop people on the river Spree again, consider the sad phenomenon. Some take pictures of dead animals.
Cause of fish death is the big rain by the weekend, when Saturday moved several storm fronts over Berlin and after weeks without large precipitation the filth from the streets into the mixed water channel system flushed.
Petra Rohland, spokeswoman for the Senate Administration for the environment, said the B.Z., many micro bacteria in spree and channels were reached with the rain water. This was to reduce the already low oxygen content, the fish could no longer breathe.
Perch, Roach and eels are particularly affected. A company was now tasked with the recovery of dead fish. Before the carcasses are burned, document what species it is.
The fish kills is a typical urban problem, said raw land. It should also be analysed whether this year’s fish dying is more dramatic than in previous years.
Courtesy of bz-berlin.de

45 dead Geese found ‘due to fatal crash landing’ in Hoeksche Waard, Netherlands

“An animal torturer,” was the first thought of agents in the polder at ‘s-Gravendeel 45 dead geese saw. But after study shows that the birds have made a fatal crash landing. 
All dead geese are found more or less the same injuries: broken hips, torn intestines, especially the lungs or liver, and a lot of internal bleeding. 
There is also no evidence that the geese them were killed by a human or another animal, says the police. ,, These injuries can be caused by a heavy landing. That can happen if they suddenly come across bad weather and example should a tornado or thunderstorm to the ground. That goes with such speed that they get injured, after they die, ” said a spokesman. 
Showers were recent days enough in this region. But how long the animals at the Bunting Dijk located in Hoeksche Waardse village is unknown. The dead geese were between two sheep grids, under which management of the Forestry. 
The conclusion of a runaway forced landing is often used in high numbers of dead geese. In 2003, hundreds of dead geese were found in Sommelsdijk on Goeree-Overflakkee. The Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen University, which is involved in large amounts of dead animals, concluded that the birds would flee storm. The setting could yesterday about this find not react.
Courtesy of AD.nl

8 Million+ animals died in 2014 alone from vehicles in Belgium

On Belgian roads last year to 8 million animals hit. Which amounts to 21,000 animals per day. According to a study of environmental association Natuurpunt commissioned by the Flemish Government.
A total of 19,000 kilometers of roads were mapped by 77 volunteers in 2300 counts. The estimate of 8 million animals is a lower limit. There are large differences between the counts that volunteers did the bike and the numbers of dead animals that the volunteers who went out on foot research observed.
Based on counts of cyclists it comes to 8 million dead animals. If all counts were carried out on foot, this number had increased to even 27 million hit animals in one year.
The reason that so many animals are hit mainly to do with the road network. Our southern neighbors have densest road network in Europe. Thus, a animal in nature in Belgium on average every 300 meters a piece of asphalt against. Hedgehogs, foxes and toads are most often the victims of traffic.
Recent figures about the amount of fatalities among animals in the Netherlands are not there, but it was estimated in 1999 that annual 100000-300000 hedgehogs are flattened. Among birds , the numbers between 2 to 8.7 million.
Courtesy of piepvandaag.nl

150 Birds dead due to oil spill in Northwest Ohio, America

Bird Alert

Authorities discovered another 125 dead, oil-soaked birds — mostly ducks —  today near the vicinity of Saturday’s Titan Tire spill, bringing the total number of dead animals to 150, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said.

John Windau, spokesman for the Ohio DNR’s wildlife division, said the agency continues to work with volunteers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to assess the total loss.

The Ohio DNR will consider filing charges once it believes it knows the full extent of the damage, Mr. Windau said.

Meanwhile, efforts to decontaminate about 400 surviving ducks continue, he said.

Volunteers are working with Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc., of Newark, Del., to wash off oil. Each bird takes about an hour to clean, Lisa Smith, the group’s executive director, has said.

The spill was reported to the Bryan Fire Department Saturday morning by a local waterfowl hunter, Dick Long.

The fire department and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency traced the spill to Titan Tire’s factory on South Union Street. The company has not responded to requests for interviews.

Dina Pierce, Ohio EPA spokesman, has said there was a problem with a valve on an above-ground storage tank, releasing used lube oil into Prairie Creek, better known in Williams County as Ditch 40.

Ditch 40 flows into the Tiffin River, a Maumee River tributary.

Courtesy of The Blade

Thousands of dead fish found floating in a creek in Brevard County, Florida, America

Fish Kill Alert

Thousands of fish floated up dead this week in Turkey Creek, alongside several other dead animals, fouling the air and flustering residents.

“I’m seeing somewhat of an oil slick on top of the water,” Ken Abruzzini, who lives along the creek, said Tuesday.

Reports to a state fish-kill hotline included dead hardhead catfish, armored catfish and an alligator.

Abruzzini’s seen dead fish before in his eight years living along the creek, never this many at once.

“There were thousands of dead catfish in the water,” he said of his boat ride down the creek earlier this week, “to the point where we couldn’t go any farther because we we’re losing our breaths.”

Abruzzini said he also saw a dead turtle, three dead racoons and a dead armadillo.

Hundreds of vultures swooped in to feast on all the remains.

Biologists with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s lab in Melbourne responded to the scene Tuesday to gather samples of the fish and sheen-covered water.

“It doesn’t look like gasoline, but it does look like some contaminant,” said John Mongioi, who lives along Turkey Creek and has fought for more than a decade to protect the creek.

“There were well over 1,000 dead catfish,” Mongioi said. “The buzzards are eating them as fast as they can eat them.”

After heavy rains in late September, Palm Bay sent 5.7 million gallons of partially treated sewage into a canal that flows to Turkey Creek.

But there have been no reports of recent sewage spills.

“This is not a nice thing to happen when we don’t know what happened and we don’t know what caused it,” Mongioi said.

Courtesy of Florida Today


2,000+ bats dead ‘due to heat wave’ in Casino, Australia

A baby flying fox rescued by WIRES volunteers at Casino.

A SEARING heatwave that hammered Casino with temperatures reaching 42C over Saturday and Sunday has killed more than 2000 native flying foxes, Richmond Valley Council has confirmed.

In a statement, the council said bats were falling from the trees along the bank of the Richmond River and around Hickey and Barker streets, with many more dead bats still in the trees. 

 As council officers worked to clear the bodies from the ground and the trees over the weekend, WIRES volunteers were working to save young flying foxes suffering from the high temperatures or orphaned by the heatwave.

Rural Fire Service volunteers also stepped in to help by spraying down the undergrowth around the bat colony in an effort to bring the temperature down.

However, the council is urging residents to resist the urge to personally help any live bats they find for safety reasons and general manager John Walker said parents and teachers needed to be “especially vigilant” about children approaching live bats.

Mr Walker warned the bats could bite or scratch, which carried the risk of lyssavirus.

Council officers would continue working to clear the bodies through the week, but would not be able to get all of them. Residents could expect a “quite unbearable” smell, he said.

Some of the dead animals were on private property and warned “large numbers” of dead bats in trees were “out of the reach of council crews”. Still more had fallen on inaccessible parts of the riverbank.

“Some areas along the riverbank are inaccessible and the stench from the rotting carcasses will be quite unbearable for some time yet,” Mr Walker was quoted saying in the statement.

“Whatever anyone’s opinion is either side of the bat debate, no one wishes this sort of tragedy on the bats.

“It just goes to show the extent and intensity of the heatwave we had over the weekend. Bats don’t know how to deal with the heat.”