Using Dawn To Clean Oiled Birds?

Using Dawn To Clean Oiled Birds?

Cambria Bold
Jun 16, 2010

While reading the NYT Green blog this morning, we found an interesting discussion on how dishwashing liquid Dawn has become the cleaning agent of choice for oiled birds — and Proctor and Gamble has become a good corporate citizen in the gulf spill. What do you think about this? Read more below:

C.V. Harquail, a former University of Virginia business school professor who runs the blog, says this:

Symbolically, however, the commitment to retrieve, wash and try to rehabilitate injured birds is very significant. Washing these oiled, injured birds is an act of contrition, a demonstration of concern and an expression of hope... Given the many layers of motivation and meaning behind Dawn's involvement in Oiled Bird Rescue, I'm willing to look beyond my own cynicism to view any increase in Dawn's efforts to promote their cause in a more generous and hopeful way.

Read the original New York Times article here, and the Green blog discussion here.

What do you think?

(Image: Flickr member IngridTaylor licensed under Creative Commons)

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