Mass turtle dove death linked to overeating, indigestion

Thousands of turtle doves fell from the sky last week in Italy and zoo experts believe the deaths were caused by massive indigestion.

Bird experts believe overeating was their downfall.

Nadia Caselli, a member of an Italian bird association said they appear to have overeaten sunflower seeds, which damage their livers and kidneys. The seeds are mostly waste from a nearby oil factory.

When discovered the birds had a strange blue tinge to their beaks that prompted additional scrutiny.

The deaths occurred during a time where all across the globe animals have been dying in bizarre occurrences. In the United States, thousands of blackbirds fell from the sky and 50 jackdaws were found dead in Sweden.

The birds found on the streets of Faenza, about 30 miles southeast of Bologna, underwent numerous tests. Even though official results aren’t out yet, Rodolfo Ridolfi, a director at the regional zoological institute said, “We are fairly confident the birds died as a result of massive indigestion.”

Beyonce celebrates Osama bin Laden death with ‘God Bless The USA’ rush release



Beyonce was so moved with the demise of Osama bin Laden this week that she has rush-released the celebratory single ‘God Bless The USA’. Beyonce and songwriter Lee Greenwood are donating proceeds from the song to the New York Police & Fire Widows & Children’s Benefit Fund, the very people whose lives were turned upside down by the terrorist.

“I cannot think about anything more appropriate to do to help these families,” she said in a statement. “Almost ten years later, it is still so painful for all Americans, especially those who lost loved ones.”

Beyonce was one of the artists who performed at the Answer The Call concert at Madison Square Garden on September 11, 2009.

“On behalf of New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund’s Board of Directors and the families of our fallen heroes, we are truly grateful for Beyonce’s choice to support our charity and ‘answer the call’,” said Stephen J. Dannhauser, Chairman of the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund.

Beyonce ‘God Bless The USA’ is available now through iTunes.

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