Immense noise pollution, flames, fire accidents and smoke can be very harmful for birds and other animals. The sudden noise makes them anxious, scared and sometimes can even cause heart attacks which can indeed kill them. Such a thing recently happened in Rome, where many birds were found dead after New Year’s Eve because of fire crackers.
Hundreds of birds were found dead on the main train station in Rome, Italy after the New Year’s Eve celebration. Many environmentalists and animal rights organizations described this incident as a ‘massacre’. It is indeed very appalling to see so many lifeless and still birds lying on the ground.
Rome street covered in dead birds after New Year fireworks.. 💔💔 pic.twitter.com/D40SOelLhV
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The major cause of this incident is unknown but the International Organization for the Protection of Animals suspected it to be the loud firecrackers. The immense sound along with the bright light, both confuse and scare the birds.
Loredana Diglio, a spokeswoman for the organization said, “It can be that they died from fear. They can fly up together and knock against each other, or hit windows or electric power lines. Let’s not forget they can also die of heart attacks.”