04 Aug '11, 7pm

Duck Hunters Oppose Wind Farm Because it Kills Ducks via @TheDailyShow

Duck Hunters Oppose Wind Farm Because it Kills Ducks via @TheDailyShow

Photo credit: bjmcdonald via Flickr /CC BY Yes, wind turbines kill birds. But only a very small number of them, and scientists are hard at work to further improve technology that might prevent these deaths in the future. Cats and sport hunters kill many more birds every year than do wind turbines -- which is why this Daily Show bit about duck hunters fighting a proposed wind farm on the grounds that it will kill ducks is particularly amusing: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes ,Political Humor & Satire Blog ,The Daily Show on Facebook The spot is funny because of the rampant absurdity, of course, but it also goes a length towards exposing the NIMBY-ism that's truly behind the resistance to the wind farms -- not concern over the birds. It's also worth pointing out that while it might seem funny to mock the conservation impulses of hunters, this is an area whe...

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