A BP WIldlife Volunteer Tells His Story
I just stumbled upon this blog from a guy who worked hard to become a wildlife volunteer during the BP disaster. Like many, he had experience handling wildlife and like many, what he witnessed from the paid responders was anything but professional. In this time of National Crisis BP, our governing agencies and national conservation organizations seemed utterly content with inexperienced personnel handling the highly sophisticated and delicate job of wildlife capture and rehabilitation. Thanks to so many people like Douglas, Darlene and Kaya Eschete, and the many wildlife experts from the IBRRC who managed to perform in such an uncooperative and hostile environment.
Here is an excerpt from Douglas Doneson's blog:
"These people were not volunteers like my friend and I. They were being paid by BP to “clean and rescue birds.” But in actuality they were injuring healthy birds. Healthy, in nature is a relative concept. Almost all wild animals have parasites, injuries, etc. Before a person, educated in wildlife recovery, catches an animal they must weigh its injury against the stress the animal will go through when it is caught, but I digress."
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