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    When animal rescues fall short, evidence of oil spill's toll on wildlife is collected
    Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune -- June 11, 2010

    [...] At the same time, government scientists and the seasoned nonprofits that the government usually hires to respond to major wildlife disasters have set up animal rescue centers along the coast.

    Within those operations are morgues and temporary freezers where the dead animals are catalogued and examined. The operations cannot be photographed or observed by outsiders, because they are part of a massive body of evidence outlining the harm that the spill has caused wildlife, in violation of federal laws such as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act.

    So far, about 1,000 dead animals ­-- birds, turtles and dolphins -- have been reported and they are being kept at undisclosed locations. "They go to various intermediate storage locations before they are shipped to a central facility for archiving," said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Doug Zimmer, who did not name any of the locations.

    The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

    by jamess on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 07:58:36 PM PDT

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