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India: Wildlife Department Mystified As Dozens Of Peacocks Drop Dead

By Z Ali and Sajid Bajeer, The Express Tribune – “MITHI / HYDERABAD: The Sindh Wildlife Department believes that the peacocks which died in Thar were suffering from ‘Ranikhet’ or Newcastle Disease, which is a fatal and contagious virus found among birds, including chicken. However, blood tests of sick and dead peacocks have yet to be conducted.

Although no exact figure for the dead peacocks is available, the residents of Mithi say that more than 50 have perished within a week across half a dozen villages. The ones which have died in the forest or were eaten by animals have not been included in this figure.

Over a week after the birds started appearing ill, chief conservator Saeed Akhtar Baloch visited those villages in Mithi which reported the highest incidence of deaths.

‘If we had treated the peacocks in time, many of them would not have died,’ he admitted. He has also suspended assistant conservator Lajpat Sharma and game officer Ashfaq Memon for showing negligence.

He added that a team of vets from the Poultry Development Department will come to Thar on July 23 with medicines so that the ailing birds can be cured.

Earlier, vets from the livestock and poultry departments said the peacocks had been suffering from an acute deficiency of vitamins and minerals.” Read more.

  1. 07/24/2012 at 3:15 PM

    Hosea 4:1b-3, “There is no truth or mercy Or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and committing adultery, They break all restraint. With bloodshed upon bloodshed. Therefore the land will mourn; And everyone who dwells there will waste away. When the beast of the field And the birds of the air; Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.”

    There will be many more fish dying, when the the seventh seal is opened. Read Reveleation 8: 8-13 for yourselves. The earth is convulsing and preparing to vomit out its inhabbitants. We have turned our faces away from our Creator, and we are just begining to wittness the ancient prophecies come past. “there will be signs in the sun, moon, and in the stars.”

    We are living in the last days, before the return of Yeshua aka Jesus. The horses are mounted, and the Horsemen are about to begin their prophetic ride into the earthly rhelm. Many of us will be wittnesses to these supernatural events.

    Time is short! Call on the Lord while He may still be found, His mercy is new every morning.


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