BewilderBeasts!

Ep 64: Ciga-crows

April 03, 2022 MuttStuff Media Season 3 Episode 64
BewilderBeasts!
Ep 64: Ciga-crows
Show Notes

Starting Season 3 : Swedish crows trained to pick up cigarettes in exchange for actual peanuts- it's proposed to save towns over 75% of the monetary cost of humans picking up trash, but what does that mean for the crows?


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Resources:
 The American Cancer Society Quitline at 800-227-2345
 
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/503606/are-cigarette-butts-secret-better-roads

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/505089/dutch-startup-wants-train-crows-pick-cigarette-butts

https://cosmosmagazine.com/nature/birds/is-it-ethical-to-train-crows-to-pick-up-cigarette-butts/

*normal cleaning animals, vultures, goats for fires,  etc: https://www.dawn.com/news/1371300

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/litterpicking-crows-to-help-rid-swedens-streets-of-cigarette-butts/

https://boingboing.net/2022/02/01/crows-trained-to-collect-cigarette-butts-on-the-street.html

https://corvidcleaning.com/ 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45155818

https://boutique.puydufou.com/papeterie/page/2.html

https://abcbirds.org/blog21/what-do-crows-eat/

And, my own life growing up with a smoker.


Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Leibowitz and Interstitial music is by MK2. Additional music provided by Pixabay and Freesound.org

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