It is time to put an end to the bird and now bat killing wind turbines.
WIND farms may be killing legally protected bats by causing internal organs to âexplodeâ, according to wildlife experts.
The Bat Conservation Trust says it has evidence that pressure caused by turbine blades causes the animalsâ lungs to “pop”, causing immediate death.
Bats are a protected species in the UK, and deliberately injuring or killing them carries the threat of six months in jail and a fine of up to ÂŁ5,000.
Conservationists believe bats are dying while hunting insects that are attracted by the heat generated by turbine blades.
They have suggested that even if the bats avoid the turbines, the change in pressure created by the spinning blades is capable of bursting their lungs.
Anne Youngman, Scottish officer of the Bat Conservation Trust, said: “People think that the danger is the bats getting hit by the blade, which does happen.
“But the danger to them is really barotrauma, were they are literally popped from the inside.Â Read more »