Wind Turbines Kill Over 10,000 Bats a Year in Pennsylvania!

Bat are of course one of nature’s most valuable predators, eating millions of disease carrying and crop destroying insects each and every night. But to the green movement they are just acceptable losses to the cause of saving the earth! Even though the earth will be decimated by these losses.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Last June, the Los Angeles Times reported that about 70 golden eagles are being killed per year by the wind turbines at Altamont Pass, about 20 miles east of Oakland, Calif. A 2008 study funded by the Alameda County Community Development Agency estimated that about 2,400 raptors, including burrowing owls, American kestrels, and red-tailed hawks—as well as about 7,500 other birds, nearly all of which are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—are being killed every year by the turbines at Altamont.

…Bats are getting whacked, too. The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates that wind turbines killed more than 10,000 bats in the state in 2010.

Nice going greens! Hey, it’s better than oil right? It’s not like a sudden drop in insectivores and other predators will have consequences to the farms you rely on to grow your food, right?

The only bat you’re going to see in America in the future will be this one:

And as fun as she is at parties I can pretty much guarantee you she won’t be keeping the disease carrying mosquito population under control.

Wind turbines are popping up all over so pay attention to your area. If they are by you you’re going to need to invest in deet and set aside money for malaria treatment.

h/t The Blaze


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4 Responses to Wind Turbines Kill Over 10,000 Bats a Year in Pennsylvania!

  1. Rick Trumbo says:

    I have enjoyed the useful articles in Hunter-Trader-Trapper. I am not at all helped or entertained by some of the language and photographs I have been exposed to. I find it strange to see and hear how we have degraded as a people . What was totally unacceptable a few years ago is now called “adult” when it is very immature , and “sports”when it is simply crude.
    I have heard many folks try to “dodge the bullet” and pass the buck by shoving responsibility elsewhere, but who allows these things on their website?
    I shudder to think of what our children and grandchildren will learn from this. I will , with great sadness, ask you to remove me from your e-mail list.
    Yours in Prayer, Rick Trumbo

    • admin says:

      Speaking of passing the buck why exactly can’t you unsubscribe from the list yourself? I mean, you’re talking about personal responsibility but you want me to do something for you you can do yourself.

      It’s curious you’re offended by women in bathing suits and Halloween costumes but have never commented on the hundreds of articles I’ve written detailing pro-pedophilia groups infiltrating political groups, “mens movement” defenders advocating wife beating and rape, drug users neglecting their children etc. It’s almost like you’re simply being sanctimonious in a lazy and slothful way to make yourself feel more moral when you refuse to make similar moral pronouncements where they’re needed. I assume it’s easier to be offended by a well toned woman in bathing suit than by your fellow hens clucking approvingly over rape, exploitation and other actual immoral activities.

      I’m guessing you’re a liberal.

      I can personally guarantee you I’m far, far to the right of you politically and morally. I just don’t get offended by the female body – because I’m not a Muslim. I also don’t get offended by finger waggers pretending to make moral stands. I do get offended when people suggest I “pass the buck” on my views when I have publicly defended Western traditions and morality for almost a decade online in place like Red State, PJ Media, the Freedom Center’s Newsreal Blog etc.

      Perhaps you should walk the walk you preach before rambling out some nonsense about how other people aren’t doing enough for morality, especially if you then want them to do something for you.

      You will not be getting any favors from me,

      Rob Taylor

  2. Rick Trumbo says:

    Hey Mr. Taylor. I had not been back on your website so I didn’t know that you had sent a message to me. I did unsubscribe , I think. I am not very computer literate. I ran onto my name under the bat article while I was doing a name search. I don’t need to have this posted, but I don’t know how to send this otherwise.
    I am not sure what you judge as liberal, but I am a fundamental pastor in a major conservative denomination. I am not a hen; I am a “rooster’. I do practice what I preach, for,…”faith without works is dead.” I am unfamiliar with what you have done in the past, just as you are totally unfamiliar with me. I am only reacting to several things that I have seen. I’m sorry that you have characterized my Christian point of view as rambling and nonsense. I thought this box was labeled”Comment”,not, “agree with me or I will attack your character.” Sounds like you are a very angry person. I used to be until I met Jesus. Have a blessed day.
    Yours in Prayer, Rick Trumbo

    • admin says:

      I thought Christians weren’t supposed to bear false witness.

      I didn’t comment on your faith but your sense of entitlement. You left a long insulting comment which was the virtual version of finger wagging yenta-ing. I pointed out that it is vain, self-entitled cretinism to leave a comment tut-tutting bikinis and demanding I then do you a favor. Had you simply emailed me I probably would have just done it. You decided to make your unmanly whining about a picture of a woman in a bathing suit public and that’s what I comment on.

      I have a degree in religion, where I studied with theology students. There is no Biblical injunctions on bathing suits, or even (gasp!) sexiness. Only on lustfullness, covetousness and sex outside of the sacrament of marriage. You offense here is not based on biblical principles but personal hang ups, a desire for attention and probably an inability to see a woman in a bathing suit without coveting her – which is childish.

      It was Chrsitians who saved and restored the statues of the ancient world – many of which were nude. I suppose those thousands of Christians were in need of a mini-lecture by you. It was Christians who saved and restored many of the great art works of Western civilization – many of which featured nudity and erotic themes – I suppose that 5,000 years of our history should be burned lest someone’s delicate sensibilities be overwhelmed.

      There are good Christians who are models, there are good Christians who are actresses, there are good Christians who wear bikinis to the beach. Beauty is a gift from the divine and it is only people who cut themselves off from the divine who reject beauty.

      As for the politics – you getting offended by something and crying about it in the comments demanding that I take time out of my day to deal with your personal problems is hardly conservative, is it?

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