Sunday, January 18, 2009
Human Violence Spreading to Animal Population
(Due to technical difficulties, the video clip failed to activate and BizarreStuff was able only to publish a still photo. In the original video clip, the large penguin on the right, suddenly slaps the penguin to his left with his flipper, when that penguin tried to pass behind him, knocking the attacked penguin to the ice.)
January 18, 2009 Galapagos Islands In a report released by scientists studying the tranference of violent behavior between species, the scientists have noted a marked increase in animal violence toward members of their own species since 2001, when the first U.S. attacks were made on Afganistan. The violence peaked in 2003, with the U.S. bombing of Iraq and the Arab beheading of several Western journalists and some Chinese itinerants. The attached video clip depicts an incident of random, unprovoked violence among the penguin population, normally a placid and non violent species.
Shortly after this incident, the errant penguin was shot to death by the owner of a local tourist company. The man, who refused to give police his name, citing his constitutional right to remain silent, was led away by several burly men wearing white coats. According to a police spokeswoman, who spoke on condition of anorexia, the man was not expected to live until morning.