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Here We Go Again…

24 Mar

I shouldn’t laugh, this is serious

Reading Viv’s rant this morning, I clicked on the link to the article she cited.  I’ll quote from the article:

I recently heard about the most astonishing corporate crime: the American company, Scotts Miracle-Gro, violated US federal environmental laws by manufacturing and selling poisoned birdseed for more than two years. The Scotts Miracle-Gro company entered guilty pleas to all charges in U.S. District Court.

As someone who feeds the birds in my garden, I am appalled.  In fact, as a human being I’m appalled.

Bushtits mass on a birdfeeder in Salem, Oregon.

Bushtits mass on a birdfeeder in Salem, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s why they did it:

…Scotts Miracle-Gro company added the pesticides, Storcide II and Actellic® 5E, to their wild bird feeds to prevent insects from consuming the products during storage.


According to the product label attached to Storcide II containers and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) information accompanying this pesticide, it is toxic to fish, birds and wildlife. [My emphasis]

It seems that business, government, television, all public life is hacking away at our trust, one greedy decision at a time.

And why did I laugh?  Because my ageing eyes looked at the caption under the photo and mistakenly read:

A flock of bullshits.


If you would like to read a good news animal story, visit Barb, who is passionate about pets.

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Joke 366

24 Mar

My husband tells me I’m a skeptic – but I don’t believe a word he says.

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