PORT ALLEN, La. — A virus has killed millions of crickets raised to feed pet reptiles and those kept in zoos.
The cricket paralysis virus has disrupted supplies to pet shops across North America as a handful of operators have seen millions of their insects killed.
Some operations have gone bankrupt and others have closed indefinitely until they can rid their facilities of the virus.
Cricket farms started in the 1940s as a source of fish bait, but the bulk of sales now are to pet supply companies, reptile owners and zoos, although people also eat some.
Most U.S. farms are in the South, but suppliers from Pennsylvania to California also raise crickets.
The virus had swept through European cricket farms in 2002. It was first noticed in 2009 in the U.S. and Canada.
The virus marks the latest in a recent series of mass animal deaths.
Blackbirds fell out of the sky on New Year’s Eve in Arkansas. In the days that followed, 2 million fish died in the Chesapeake Bay, 150 tons of red tilapia in Vietnam, 40,000 crabs in Britain and other places across the world.
However, biologists say these mass die-offs happen all the time and usually are unrelated.
Federal records show they happen on average every other day somewhere in North America.
Video: Arkansas’ animal deaths: Coincidence or conspiracy? (on this page)
In the past eight months, the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center has logged 95 mass wildlife die-offs in North America and that’s probably a dramatic undercount, officials say.
The list includes:
- 900 some turkey vultures that seemed to drown and starve in the Florida Keys.
- 4,300 ducks killed by parasites in Minnesota.
- 1,500 salamanders done in by a virus in Idaho.
- 2,000 bats that died of rabies in Texas.
- And the still mysterious death of 2,750 sea birds in California.
Officials blamed the deaths of 5,000 red-winged blackbirds in Beebe, Ark., on New Year’s Eve fireworks.
Experts say the loud cracks and booms likely sent the birds into such a tizzy that they crashed into homes, cars and each other before plummeting to their deaths.
The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.
Posted: msnbc.com news services - updated 1/12/2011 5:40:49 AM ET
The birds suffered from acute physical trauma leading to internal hemorrhage and death" – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
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I was listening to Dr. Waterman last evening with whistleblower Aaron McCollumand. Below are my notes for you to read and decide for yourself. This is is a little more political than I usually post here, but thought is was information we should all ponder and then decide for ourselves.
From the Waterman files blog talk radio (my notes). The guest was Aaron – a whistleblower. Listen to the first hour for his background info.
Celente says there are no more tricks financially – they have spend $38 T bailing out the banks.
Strange things are happening with the environment, animals, birds, fish, etc.
The problems manifested in the first 6 months and then there is the event – the festival of enlightenment (see first hour for this info) to "save" people.
There have been several rumors about a pandemic on the Internet regarding the fish, birds, and other animals that are dying around the world.
Yesterday saw an article about seals in UK with deep corkscrew cuts from head down.
Historically this has been recorded by mariners with the same image – before submarines.
I am not ruling out HAARP – haven’t done enough research but I will be contacting Brooks Agnew who is knowledgeable.
There was a rumor about mustard gas and phosgene saying that these were dispersed through chem trail spraying and there were reports that the Chinese knew it was it phosgene gas.
There was a report about blue ink on the birds which was an "indicator of gas poisoning".
Phosgene gas is volatile. It can be created by using refrigerant – if heated becomes phosgene gas.
Both phosgene and mustard gas are not prejudice – not one species of bird or fish. In a high concentration if it rains down and gets into stream – it will kill everything. In Arkansas – why weren’t the people affected? The people smelled nothing.
The military has been developing biological weapons – Plum Island , Dolce mountain and elsewhere.
There is a weapon which is not nuclear, but it could be labeled as a dirty bomb – biological chemical weapon.
Imagine a missile – dropped at high altitude – 50,000 to 75 k range – ignites in upper atmosphere and biological is introduced and attacks targets – certain genomes and otherwise known as ethic bomb certain species of birds or fish Taking this to another level, what if it were launched over populated area and people of African descent or Chinese descent were the target?
This is a theory that needs research, but this could be beta test.
Animals that have been targeted are not endangered, so there was no problem with targeting these animals.
10 yrs ago – database of frequencies for all kinds of things. Microbes & viruses have identities.
In regards to the genome project -they aren’t telling you that they have also databased the frequency for the DNA.
It could not be controlled biologically released or microbial form – frequency weapon – targeting what he is talking about Do you know they have patents on the parts of the genome 20% of your DNA is owned by someone else on my webpage – 3d form thewatermanfiles.com
There is another rumor other than the phosgene that corexit was the cause. Corexit is not discriminatory and would not kill only certain species. However, there has been a less publicized idea of a synthetic bacteria.
The bacteria is called synthia created by man – computer programmed. Synthetic biology – organizations have taken it – BP and Exon Mobile funded and looked into this.
3 players – Synthetics Genomics, Inc, Synthetics Genomics Vaccines, Inc – Live Technologies and J. Craig Vettner Institute who created a synthetic cell – nothing more than nano technology Imagine you have cancer – they take a syringe and put synthia to you taken sample of your tumor & duplicate it and synthia attacks it – replicate it – those cells die off – now those cells – smart cells – inject to you – your cancer goes away and synthia cells take place of cancer cells sounds like a good idea, but when you privatize institute – military drools – we are interested – it becomes a weapon.
On the website – cell can be introduced into anything biological – fruit, vegetables, humans, synthia can take over Waterman – Remember Moche – biological – VW – swat teams – shot gas in his car – Synthia- programmed to counter gas attack – get a little fresh air – two canisters in a VW – didn’t bother him at all Synthia – full name – biological self replicating biological cell
This is nothing more than a biocybernetic version of smart dust -Darpha created – smart dust.
I would not rule this out – imagine – plane -a truck showed up disguised as a Terminix truck and fumigate building and instead of chemicals it is a neutral agent such as smart dust to monitor all movement and frequencies – use synthia in a plane over a location – Synthia – introduced into cells – but not controlled in lab – it kills it.
We don’t know how these will morph. Organisms have a natural tendency to morph and adapt to environment.
Do you think this is accidental? no
Are these events around the world connected? yes
There is no chance because of mini ice age, because of glaciation. Our gov’t has not made a public statement addressing the issue of ice age
We are not seeing nature creating an event. It is not normal for this to be occurring.
From what I know and was a part of, I believe it is man made on some level. Maybe got out of control or not precisely executed or there were side effects.
This global beta test is likely the last thing on the check off list of the elites.
Waterman – many things being researched and many things being talked about – right now – progressively worse – faster.
If you are headed toward a cliff – does it matter if you are going slow or fast? You are still going off the cliff.
Aaron – saying that an old tiger – most dangerous when he is near death – empires rise and fall.
It is in plain sight the elite are crashing. They are losing control of the people with riots all over the world.
The elites know their power is crumbling and they want control of the people.
If a king going to be killed – he is going to burn his castle and take it with him.
What we are seeing is the elite throwing out everything they have – an act of desperation.
This is one phase of an operation with many fronts to it. In 6 months you will feel it is more like a nightmare.