In Iowa: Wind Opponents Turn to Animal Cruelty

November 8, 2017

Science deniers needlessly killing animals, in order to needlessly kill more animals.

Appalled but not surprised.
People who don’t care about the massive extinctions brought on by climate change certainly won’t stop at killing innocent animals to further the fossil fuel agenda.

supportdarksnow (Waterloo,Iowa):

October 18, 2017 – DELAWARE COUNTY (KWWL) –

A local landowner found more than a dozen dead rabbits at the base of a wind turbine on his property.

A combination of white and black rabbits were scattered under the propellers of a wind turbine, just north of Greeley, Wednesday afternoon.  The property is owned by an area farmer and leased by RPM Access, a company with several wind farms in Iowa.

A Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputy at the scene told KWWL they believe the 15 rabbits were killed and purposefully placed underneath the wind turbine.

“I don’t understand who would do something like this? I really don’t. The abundance of 15 bunnies laying on the ground like this under one turbine, it is pretty shocking,” said Linda Slobodnik, an environmental consultant for RPM Access.

In more than 10 years in the wind energy industry, she says this is the most disgusting thing she has seen.

“Their necks were snapped, so I believe they were brought in,” said Slobodnik. The rabbits were likely domestic by the cleanliness and color of their coats.

Slobodnik believes the rabbits were likely placed under the turbine to attract eagles and other birds into the path of the propellers.

“If eagles were attracted in, there was a higher possibility that they could be hit,” said Slobodnik.

It’s something Slobodnik’s work centers around preventing, including picking-up road kill and monitoring wildlife in the area to keep animals safe.

“I think there is a lot of people who will speak against the wind turbines. I think a lot of what they do is out of ignorance,” said RPM Access Project Manager, Kevin Lehs.

Both Lehs and Slobodnik believe this was done by someone who does not support wind energy.

“There are a lot of anti-wind people. At this time, we are looking at new places for projects, and I am thinking that possibly someone would like us to not build another wind farm in the area,” said Slobodnik.

RPM Access is currently looking to get approval for a wind farm in southern Black Hawk County. The first wind farm proposed in the county by another company was shot down several years ago.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing patrols in the Greeley area and asks anyone with information about the case to contact them.



8 Responses to “In Iowa: Wind Opponents Turn to Animal Cruelty”

  1. Earl Mardle Says:

    I can understand why some people might not like to look at wind farms, although I find them oddly mesmerising, even in the howling gales needed to make them most effective.

    But you have to be seriously wrapped around some pyshic axle to believe that
    killing a bunch of rabbits
    to attract some unspecified number of raptors
    to be killed by the windmills
    to create enough maudlin outrage
    will result in future and present wind farms being stopped.

    Never mind other people’s “conspiracies”, you have to believe in the most far-fetched concatenation of your own wispy theories to actually go out and do this. Someone h=needs some reality-counselling.

  2. indy222 Says:

    The stupidity that is betrayed by someone who could believe that such a ploy would work, vs the actual way it played out… is the real story. These people are stupid beyond all comprehension.

  3. grindupbaker Says:

    It’s to convince people that wind turbines kill rabbits (bunnies hop)

  4. ubrew12 Says:

    I think the raptor-vision needed to spot and run down a bunny from a thousand feet in the air is going to spot a wind turbine, or I’d expect to see more dead raptors beneath trees (I’m sure the faster-moving blades of the smaller and older turbines found in CA are more problematic).

    But has nobody considered the possibility that these were simply bunnies migrating south for the winter? Don’t laugh, its been known since the Monty Python Hunt for the Holy Grail that flying rabbits exist (2.75′ vid):

  5. I’m still on the fence with wind turbines. They are ugly to look at but do they work like it’s being promoted.

    • greenman3610 Says:

      research shows nearby residents who are receiving financial benefits are much less
      likely to object to turbines, for whatever reason.
      Challenge for developers is to make sure benefits accrue to widest sector of

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