Ontario veterinarians are seeing an increasing number of pets and livestock--who live near industrial wind turbines--suffering ill health. Physicians are also seeing an increasing number of people who live and work near wind turbines reporting health problems.
Animal's symptoms include...
* lethargy * loss of appetite * weight loss * increased heart rate * anxiety * increased defecation/urination * behavioural changes
Some animals become...
* aggressive * nervous/jumpy * restless, constantly stepping/moving their feet, 'dancing' and switching their tails
Animals living near stray voltage have additional symptoms, such as...
* bleeding noses * difficulty breathing * coughing * choking * foaming mouth * white tongue * dilated/fixed pupils * miscarriages * difficulty pushing during delivery * mastitis
Their offspring are often weak, lethargic, and have difficulty sucking. Some have swollen joints.
Some animals show erratic behaviour which can result in the death of their young.
Prescribed medications have short-term, little, or no effect. Moving the animal away from the turbines is the only remedy but is seldom viable. Short-term relocation provides little or no health improvement. Over time, the symptoms become more intense.
Wind turbines harm health when they are too close to people and animals. The suffering is real.