Friday, October 21, 2011

Farm Animals and Wildlife

From Wisconsin:
"The symptoms experienced by humans may also be seen more seriously and widespread in animals leading to adverse consequences. Wild animals that have highly developed senses of hearing and vibration (bats, snakes, deer, turkey, and birds) virtually disappear from large wind developments. Domestic farm animals such as chickens, goats, and cattle are all reported to display adverse behaviors, as well as reproduction abnormalities and even death. There are many case reports of decreased dairy production and egg production in farm animals that are reversed when the animals are moved away from wind turbines."
"Industrial wind turbines (IWTs) impact local and migrant wildlife - birds, bats, monarch butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians, reptiles, fish and other creatures - by way of ....displacement from the area around the turbines due to significant disturbance. Initial construction activity may cause local wildlife to abandon the site permanently.....
Habitat loss or detrimental change due to IWTs and associated roads, electrical substations and transmission lines."
- Wayne Wegner     full report posted at Wind Concerns Ontario

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