Bird Die-Off Mystery Solved When Government Admits It Just Killed Them All Out of Frustration


Flocks of birds have been dropping dead without explanation all around the country recently — actually, not just recently, always, but we’re only recently paying attention — but one incident in Yankton, South Dakota, earlier this week has been definitively solved. The USDA admitted it had poisoned about 2,000 starlings because they were “causing problems in a north Nebraska cattle feedlot, eating the feed and leaving waste on both the feed and equipment.” [MSNBC]