Thursday, June 03, 2010

BP Doesn't Want You To See This Picture of a Dead Dolphin

So here it is.

(Picture found at, made by Mike Stewart for the Associated Press)

Yobie Benjamin explains:

Also gravely impacted are dolphins. Known to play around boats, many Atlantic bottle nose dolphins are drowning in oil as they follow skimmer boats cleaning up the oil slicks. Other endangered species living in the gulf include the sperm whale, and birds such as the piping plover and the gulf sturgeon.
National Wildlife Federation senior scientist Dr. Doug Inkley explains, these numbers tell only part of the story: "The deaths of dolphins and sea turtles are particularly tragic, because we know we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg with those that have been washed up onshore and tested."

New York Daily News reporters Matthew Lysiak and Helen Kennedy reported that interviews were conducted with BP contractors. The contractors took the Daily News to locations where dolphin carcasses were dead and rotting. The contractor interviewed said, "When we found this dolphin it was filled with oil. Oil was just pouring out of it. It was the saddest darn thing to look at."

The interviewed contractor continues, "There is a lot of cover-up for BP. They specifically informed us that they don't want these pictures of the dead animals. They know the ocean will wipe away most of the evidence. It's important to me that people know the truth about what's going on here. The things I've seen... They just aren't right. All the life out here is just full of oil. I'm going to show you what BP never showed the President."
Benjamin says that if you live anywhere near the spill, and see something like this,TAKE PICTURES, or video if possible. They're trying to cover it up, get people to forget just how bad this is by turning into a clinical discussion of drill bits and top kills. It's working: Louisiana Republicans are already going back to "drill, baby, drill" as if it never happened. As if it wasn't conservative "pro-business" bullshit that created this situation in the first place.

Take photos, if you can, and spread them around, if you can. We can't let these people forget the crimes that this careless, brutal, bankrupt ideology allowed to take place.

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