BP oil spill: It would be kinder to kill these oil-drenched birds

Telegraph: Cleaning oiled birds is pointless. No, that's not the latest pronouncement from BP's accident-prone boss Tony Hayward, but the sober opinion of scientists involved in previous spills, who say it would be kinder just to kill them. Whenever there's a spill, voluntary groups rush to set up cleaning centres for its blackened victims. It seems like a wonderful thing to do, bringing something positive out of the disaster. It makes great television, as oil-sodden feathers are restored. If ......

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