4 wind turbines = 1600 miscarriages at mink farm (Denmark)

Jun 7, 2014


dead mink

Editor’s note:  We are told, in the comment below by Mark Duchamp, that this story has been suppressed in the Danish media — by the government.  To protect Vestas’s interests, which (we’re told) are considered congruent with interests of state.


“1,600 Miscarriages at Fur Farm Near Wind Turbines”

World Council for Nature (6/7/14)

Denmark: 1,600 animals were born prematurely at a mink farm last month. Many had deformities, and most were dead on arrival. The lack of eyeballs was the most common malformation. Veterinarians ruled out food and viruses as possible causes. The only thing different at the farm since last year has been the installation of four large wind turbines only 328 meters away.

still-born minks
Some of the 1,600 minks born prematurely

The wind farm consists of four 3 MW turbines, VESTAS model V112, reaching out to 140 meters in height at the tip of the blades. When they became operative last fall, a first mishap was reported by the mink farmer, who testified about it at a parliamentary committee on wind farms in January this year.1 The World Council for Nature (WCFN) reported the incident earlier: “In Denmark, which is the EU’s leader in mink farming, millions of Danish kroners were lost in damaged pelts when wind turbines started to operate near a mink farm. The animals became aggressive, attacking one another, and resulting in many deaths.”2

dead minks at Danish wind farm
Dead minks at Danish wind farm

mink injured  in a fight
Injured mink in a cage

Both incidents are alarming, as they constitute definitive proof that wind turbines are harmful to the health of animals living in their vicinity. And they are not the only ones. In the letter mentioned above, WCFN quoted more of them, all leading to the conclusion that low frequency vibrations emitted by wind turbines can cause serious ill-effects on health, including altered behaviour, deformities, miscarriages and premature births.2

deformed mink fetus
Deformed mink foetus

Humans, of course, are exposed to the same risks. In view of this new evidence, lying to the public, pretending that wind turbines are harmless to people becomes a criminal act. Politicians, and wind industry promoters who, like often-quoted Mike Barnard or Simon Chapman, deny the risks to health, are now liable to be successfully sued by wind farm victims. And so are governments, as they still refuse to measure infrasound emitted by modern wind turbines.

mink and baby

It is indeed criminal to deny health risks where there is so much evidence, starting with official studies published in the 1980’s, which have been shelved to protect the wind industry.3  Dr Sarah Laurie, CEO of the Waubra Foundation, wrote: “Dr Kelley and his co-researchers at the Solar Energy Research Institute in the US, closely connected with the US Department of Energy and NASA, identified in 1985 that the source of the annoyance for the residents living near a single downwind bladed turbine was ‘impulsive infrasound and low frequency noise, which resonated within the building structures.’”4

The wind industry, their friends in government, and self-serving professionals benefitting indirectly from the huge subventions, all have been denying any health problem linked to wind farms. But there is now sufficient evidence to warrant:

  • A moratorium on wind farms,
  • Comprehensive epidemiology studies,
  • Quantification of vibrations emitted by wind turbines, as measured inside the homes of resident neighbours, at night, on windy days, encompassing all frequencies down to 0.1 Hz.

Short of taking these health-saving measures, governments will be liable to be sued for damages, and criminal charges could be laid against decision-makers.

The World Council for Nature hopes that the political class will take this public health issue seriously, more so than that of wildlife conservation, for instance. We have denounced before that governments are letting over 100 million birds and bats be sacrificed annually on the altar of this expensive, intermittent energy of doubtful practical value.5  We can only pray that human health will receive more consideration from our leaders.

Media contact

Mark Duchamp
Chairman, WCFN
Tel: +34 693 643 736+34 693 643 736


(1) www.maskinbladet.dk/artikel/tidligere-miljominister-vil-aendre-vindmollebekendtgorelse

(2) wcfn.org/2014/03/31/windfarms-vertebrates-and-reproduction

(3) Kelley, N et al, 1985 “Acoustic Noise associated with Mod 1 Turbine; its source, impact and control”

Kelley, N 1987 “A Proposed Metric for Assessing the Potential of Community Annoyance from Wind Turbine Low-Frequency Noise Emissions”

Hubbard, H 1982 “Noise Induced House Vibrations and Human Perception” (1982) 19:2 Noise Control Engineering Journal 49

(4) waubrafoundation.org.au/resources/laurie-s-wind-turbine-noise-adverse-health-effects-and…

(5) wcfn.org/2014/05/21/bullet-news-3

  1. Comment by Mark Duchamp on 06/07/2014 at 10:47 pm

    The Danish media have not published the story. My correspondent in Denmark tells me that their auto-censorship protects the interests of VESTAS and the wind industry in general, which is perceived to be no different from those of the country. One newspaper related the first incident last fall, but the 1,600 miscarriages are not getting any coverage at all.

    What are we to think of a country whose media cover up the harm being done to its people? Alas, the same is going on all over the world.

    What next? The Gestapo? It seems we are headed that way: Click here.

  2. Comment by Mark Duchamp on 06/09/2014 at 9:57 am

    There is more documentation on the story: A second article from Denmark and a veterinarian’s report are now available here, with translations.

    My release is now published on a number of blogs, including the ECOreport, a “green” outfit that is starting to dislike windfarms.

    The printed media, as usual, have cold feet. But that can’t last much longer. The evidence has reached the critical level, and the wind industry deserves to be sued by windfarm victims.

  3. Comment by Itasca Small on 06/09/2014 at 1:44 pm

    How long?

    How long must human beings and other living creatures be sacrificed upon the altar of the Wind Energy god?

    How long must we be sacrificed by evil men to that false god among false gods; all of which have been created by mankind to mislead and dupe the gullible and unsuspecting — the ignorant and uncaring — indoctrinated and brainwashed — sheeple among us?

    How many innocent lives — human and animal — must be sacrificed to the Wind Energy god, the man-made Global Warming — oops, Climate Change, uhh, Climate Disruption — god, the Collectivist/Statist god, the Sharia god, etc. ad infinitum, before we break down the propaganda walls that now separate the victims from the hoodwinked masses?

    How many more speeches will be spewed by the orchestrators of lies woven by the webmasters of deceit, before mankind awakes to the absurdity of the pseudo-scientific imaginings of power-hungry Svengalis with tyranny in their stone hearts? How long will the willfully blind be manipulated by the lying wordsmiths raining poisoned arrows dipped in the blood of the sacrificed, down upon the brainwashed minions?

    Alas! Would that I could answer and point toward the solution! If only I could name the day and the hour when the carnage will end! Ahh, in the face of so many fronts in this War Against Life on Earth, which will be the One that breaks the proverbial camel’s back?

    Will the War Against Wind Energy be first to break forth: a shining light illuminating the darkness of this madness working all-out to plunge mankind and his fellow-creatures into a new Darker Dark Ages threatening to engulf the whole earth for a renewed thousand years of enslavement and death?

    While we, here, beat the drums on this clarion website, and valiantly do battle against the Wind Energy god — all from diverse nations who know in our hearts what it means to be FREE — will we be first to herald a new dawn of liberty under God? (Whether each of us believes in Him or not…)

    That liberty seen first and best upon earth in the beacon of Constitutional Republicanism founded upon the principles of individual freedom springing-forth from that declaration wherein was first invoked “…the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle them….” Followed by, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness [PROPERTY, and the RIGHT TO HOLD IT!]….”

    The events that followed, guided by English Common Law based in The Ten Commandments culminating in the Constitution for the United States of America — yes, inspired by Almighty God — set the stage for the greatest period of freedom, growth, technological advancement, and prosperity in the history of mankind.

    But now, that beacon’s light fades rapidly, as America abandons with a whimper, her will to hold those self-evident truths above the rapacious desires of silver-tongued powermongers, as she rolls-over like a cowed dog to a “leader” who has no regard nor fear of God or man. He thumbs his nose at her, God, and the whole world as he NEGOTIATES WITH TERRORISTS to “trade” five evil terrorist generals for, at best, a deserter, at worst (if true) a defector/traitor. All because: He can. America has lost the will to stop him. . . .

    Will America forsake all who hope in her? Or, will we bestir ourselves from the deep sleep we have once again fallen into? Will we put two-and-two together and finally open our eyes to discern the evil and the lies? Will we see, and declare once again, “No more!” in-time to stop at the edge of the abyss?

    Will we join in greater numbers our fellow-Americans, and those of you in other nations, who are so bravely fighting at the front of the War Against Wind Energy? Will we, together, break through and awaken the “dead living” to the truth? That the Wind Energy god and all the other false gods worshipped today were created by Pied Pipers of Hamelin leading the masses over the cliff, to fall headlong upon the rats who first fell down. While they woo and steal the hearts and minds of our young, across-the-globe?

    Or, will our nations refuse to awake before we fall to the depths and become billions of dead, corrupting vermin added to the putrid pile of rats?

    As we leave the rest of God’s creatures to die and rot in the infrasonic wave radiation generated by the Wind Energy god’s high priesthood? Destroyed in their ignorance by mankind, who failed in the dominion with which he was tasked for their benefit?

    How long before we see and correct our course?

    Or will it never happen at all?

    Itasca Small
    Wind Energy Refugee from Navajo County, Arizona, U.S.A.

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