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This video, while quite entertaining, clearly illustrates a very dark side to wind energy, the hidden wind turbine slaughter taking place at wind energy facilities.

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Wounded_mink13 June 2014

The owner of a Danish mink farm at the centre of a controversy over nearby wind turbines has reported more casualties among his animals.

Breitbart London reported on Tuesday that the turbines have been linked to a series of miscarriages and deformities among the mink, as well as increasingly aggressive behaviour, but the farmer now says that things have got worse, with healthy pups having to be put down.

The farmer reports having to separate the mothers from their young after they became aggressive and started attacking them. This happened at the same time that the wind… Read more

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Denmark: 1,600 animals were born prematurely at a mink farm this month. Many had deformities, and most were dead on arrival. The lack of eyeballs was the most common malformation. Veterinarians ruled out food and viruses as possible causes. The only thing different at the farm since last year has been the installation of four large wind turbines only 328 meters away.

The wind farm consists of four 3 MW turbines, VESTAS model V112, reaching out to 140 meters in height at the tip of the blades. When they became operative last fall, a first mishap was reported by… Read more

hmanaI am writing in support of concerns regarding the LEEDco permit from the Ohio Power Citing Board. This letter essentially states HMANA’s opposition to wind power development in Lake Erie off the Ohio shore as proposed by LEEDco and transmits to you HMANA’s 2013 update to its policy statement on wind power development.

The Hawk Migration Association of North America’s official mission is to conserve raptor populations through the scientific study, enjoyment and appreciation of raptor migration. As a scientific, educational and conservation organization, HMANA collects data from hundreds of affiliated raptor monitoring sites throughout the United States, Canada and… Read more

emu farmNovember 16, 2013

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A message from Digby, Nova Scotia.

From: Debi VanTassel
Date: Fri, Nov 15, 2013
Subject: Ocean Breeze Emu Farm-closing

Dear Friends,
It is with great sorrow that I write this e-mail.
Due to the abuse we are experiencing from the Industrial Wind Turbines our emus have suffered greatly. First with the installation of the test towers and the high pitch sounds emitting from them, we lost 26 of our 38 emus with no eggs laid. During the time the turbines were erected and the test towers were still in place; we lost 5… Read more

bobolink7 January, 2013

Keith Stelling

 

Recent issuing of “Overall Benefit Permits” by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources allowing renewable energy companies to damage and destroy habitat of endangered species raises concerns that the MNR is not fulfilling its obligations under the Endangered Species Act (2007).

 

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dairy cattle suffer(340m from cow barn to the turbine).  This family has been dairy farming (breeding and raising cattle) for over 40 years.  Recently, some calves suffered from swelling of shoulder and knee joints.

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dairy herd diedWhat if siting massive 50-story industrial wind turbines close to peoples’ homes harms them, kills animals and disrupts lives?

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stranded_whale

Credit: By Simon Johnson, The Telgraph, www.telegraph.co.uk 15 March 2011

Offshore wind farms are one of the main reasons why whales strand themselves on beaches, according to scientists studying the problem.

Environmentalists have blamed submarines’ sonar and a ground-breaking study has confirmed that sonar does disturb the navigation of whales but it has suggested that offshore wind farms, as well as oil rigs, and even passing ships, posed an even greater threat.

Scientists at the University of St Andrews studying beaked whales, a species that frequently becomes beached in Britain, concluded that they were extraordinarily timid creatures that… Read more

whales shout

 

The Sunday Times
14 November 2010

Author: Jonathan Leake

 

Noise from shipping, wind farms and oil exploration is forcing whales to raise their mating calls to make themselves heard.

Whales are having to shout to make themselves heard. Scientists have found their calls have become 10 times louder over the past 50 years as they battle against the roar of ships’ engines, propellers and sonar.

Wind farm construction is adding to the din, creating constant low-frequency pulses, as do seismic surveys for oil.

The findings come as the seas around Britain have become some of the world’s… Read more