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January 13, 2014

Baby Birds Doomed By Lightbulb Ban

Baby Birds are going to die.

“Ottawa’s Wild Bird Care Centre has put the call out for incandescent light bulbs, which it uses to provide warmth for injured and recovering birds, after the federal government banned manufacturers from making the bulbs.
In Canada, the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs are considered the norm. The incandescent light bulbs use more power, but they are also warmer and serve an important role inside incubators.
“As the light bulb is on, it will obviously warm things up and then the setting will turn it off to keep the right temperature,” explained Mireille Goguen, who works at the centre.”

SAVE THE BABY BIRDS!!!

Call the Prime Minister of Canada.

613-992-4211

403-253-7990

 

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2 Comments »

  1. The law of unintended consequences.

    Comment by Lance — January 13, 2014 @ 11:46 AM | Reply

  2. […] Those cool CFL’s don’t give off any heat. If that sounds energy-efficient, it’s not good news for baby birds and chicks that benefit from that heat. http://sunshinehours.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/baby-birds-doomed-by-lightbulb-ban/ […]

    Pingback by News Roundup: Big Green Edition | Pull My Chain — January 13, 2014 @ 10:38 PM | Reply


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