chinas campaign to kill millions of sparrows

China’s campaign to kill millions of sparrows – WTF fun facts

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  1. yup, part of Mao’s “Four Pests Campaign”, which sought to eradicate flies, mosquitos, rats, and sparrows.
    After a nearly successful campaign it was discovered sparrows play an important part in reducing insects. Locust populations boomed, grain was greatly reduced. See also Great Leap Forward for more WTF facts that greatly increased reasons for famine in the 50s’ and 60s.

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