Bird strike by vehicle in Long Beach, Wash.: 92 dead, $5,500 reward

There are 3 comments on the The Oregonian story from Jan 2, 2013, titled Bird strike by vehicle in Long Beach, Wash.: 92 dead, $5,500 reward. In it, The Oregonian reports that:

A total of 93 Dunlin, a small Sandpiper-like bird, were killed on Thursday on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington.

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Emanuel McCray

Portland, OR

#1 Jan 4, 2013
This story is a hoax! This is like a lone drive-by shooter (truck in this case) taking out 92 humans in a single pass without any of them being smart enough to run, but most importantly, all were killed. No survivors. No witnesses. No one found in the area with non-life threatening injuries. So in other words, the ones that did not escape, died at the scene. However, under Washington law, it is still a crime to mistreat a dead animal. Section 16.52.205 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) establishes the crime of “animal cruelty in the first degree.” RCW § 16.52.205(8)(a) provides that the term ‘“Animal” means every creature, either alive or dead, other than a human being.”
Under RCW § 16.52.205(1):“A person is guilty of animal cruelty in the first degree when, except as authorized in law, he or she intentionally (a) inflicts substantial pain on,(b) causes physical injury to, or (c) kills an animal by a means causing undue suffering, or forces a minor to inflict unnecessary pain, injury, or death on an animal.”
Under RCW § 16.52.205(2):“A person is guilty of animal cruelty in the first degree when, except as authorized by law, he or she, with criminal negligence, starves, dehydrates, or suffocates an animal and as a result causes:(a) Substantial and unjustifiable physical pain that extends for a period sufficient to cause considerable suffering; or (b) death.”
Under RCW § 16.52.205(4):“Animal cruelty in the first degree is a class C felony.”
So there you have it, a hoax that is still a crime because the birds were mistreated. I wonder if the people behind this crime ever thought about the laws?

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#2 Jan 4, 2013
Emanuel McCray wrote:
provides that the term ‘“Animal” means every creature, either alive or dead, other than a human being.”
So you can't use bee and/or ant spray in Oregon? I would really suck to live there.

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#3 Jan 6, 2013
oh my sweet lord. that can't be right.

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