Spiegel: Numerous Animals Suffering “Excruciating Deaths” Each Year By The Rotor Blades Of Wind Turbines

Germany’s online Spiegel magazine published a story on how German wind parks are responsible for killing “numerous bats” each and every year – and not only domestic bats, but also migrating birds that are passing through.

According to scientists of the Berlin-based Leibniz-Institute for Zoological and Wildlife Research  (IZW):

Also animals from northeast Europe are killed by the rotor blades when they migrate through Germany on their way to their wintering grounds in November.”

Spiegel writes that more than a quarter (28 percent) of the animals examined came from an area spanning from the Baltic region to Russia, Belarus to Poland and were on their way to Central and Southern Europe. Most of the victims were young and female, which will impact future populations, scientists warn.

Studies show that the number of bats and wildlife killed by German windparks annually could be in the 6-digit range.


7 responses to “Spiegel: Numerous Animals Suffering “Excruciating Deaths” Each Year By The Rotor Blades Of Wind Turbines”

  1. DirkH

    Aha! Refugee animals from other countries! That’ll work! Spiegel readers hate everything German and love everything immigrant.

    “Most of the victims were young and female”

    Young female refugees even! Hamburg readers will go into a vegan catatonic state. Please send them spinache smoothies.

  2. Streetcred

    DirkH, “Young female (im)migrant refugees.” 😉

  3. stan stendera

    The simple fact is GREENS KILL. In this case birds and bats. In other cases PEOPLE.

  4. DD More

    wind parks are responsible for killing “numerous bats” each and every year – See more at:

    That’s why you must put in solar tower array systems. See, with the wind turbines killing the bats, which eat all the bugs, you need the solar or you will be overrun with bugs.

  5. mwhite

    Not just windmills, there’s also a solar plant problem

    “Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair”

  6. Bart

    I just do not know how to process information like this. What madness is upon us, that we would destroy so much wildlife for… basically nothing, in every possible sense.

    1. DirkH

      I think that several political factions, having several different political and economic goals, found CO2AGW the most useful populist facade.
      The true motive is for the Greens: attain political power to turn society into a new anticapitalist utopia. The antinuclear attitude is justified by irrational fear of radioactivity and a major selling point.

      For the Realpolitik-bloc party faction (SPD, CDU et al INCLUDING the Greens – which already manned the post of the war minister under Schröder): Build up a home made non nuclear energy production for cases of blockades. The antinuclear attitude is based in real and justified fears of an attack on a reactor – No, NOT a jet airliner; a jet airliner MIGHT fall onto a reactor though the moment it gets blown to pieces (by Langley mercenaries.) The official justification is a sort of “Njaaa…. CO2AGW, radioactivity, sorta.”

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