In the battle for hearts and minds, the one issue that seems to annoy the wind industry like a burr under a frisky pony’s saddle blanket is the wholesale slaughter of millions of birds and bats. It’s an inconvenient truth to be sure. But, as with everything that the wind industry does, if you can’t keep a straight face while lying about it any more, then pull out all stops and cover it up.
The rampant slaughter of millions of birds and bats – includies rare, endangered and majestic species, like America’s iconic bald and golden eagles. The default response from the wind industry is to lie like fury and – when the corpses can no longer be hidden and the lying fails – to issue court proceedings to literally bury those facts (see our post here).
Unlikely to win a beauty contest head-to-head with North America’s golden eagle, the turkey vulture is still an apex predator, critical to a healthy ecosystem. It’s never going to match the icon status of its handsome cousin, but on the wind industry’s carcass count, the turkey vulture is fast catching up.