Masses of dead and injured birds fall from the sky in India

Masses of dead and injured birds fall from the sky in India
Masses of dead and injured birds fall from the sky in India

A horrible animal death is taking place in India. In the west of the country, dozens of completely dehydrated or even dead birds fall from the sky every day.

New Dehli – In India, a cruel animal death has been taking place for some time. In the west of the country, dozens of completely dehydrated or even dead birds have been falling from the sky every day for almost two weeks. The reason? The long-lasting, merciless heat in the region.

Birds of all kinds are provided with water and vitamins in animal clinics in the West Indies. © Photomontage: AFP/Sam Panthaky

The ongoing heat wave in the West Indies is causing many water sources to dry up. For weeks, the temperature has rarely dropped below 40 degrees Celsius. As reported by Sky News, India suffered the warmest March this year in more than 100 years.

In April and May, too, the heat simply evaporated the water from the animals. And people also suffer extremely from the high temperatures – there have even been a few deaths from the heat.

In order to be able to deal with the extreme consequences of the heat a little better, hospitals were advised to prepare special wards for heat-related illnesses.

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In the case of birds, however, the number of deaths shot up significantly further. Vets and conservationists try to save the animals by giving them multivitamins and spraying water in their beaks.

In the past few weeks, thousands of birds of all kinds – including pigeons, parrots and kites – have been treated, according to doctors at a veterinary clinic in the city of Ahmedabad.

Manoj Bhavsar, who works closely with a non-profit organization that manages the veterinary clinic, said: “This year has been one of the worst in recent memory.” There are significantly more birds to save than in the warm spells of previous years, Bhavsar said.

By the way, humans are probably to blame for animal deaths – at least indirectly. Because scientists assume that the extremely hot Indian spring is related to human-induced climate change.

The article is in German

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