De-oiled Birds: Good for BP, Bad For Birds

"99% of the rescued and cleaned birds will die, usually within about seven days, and it will be a more painful death that takes longer than if they’d just been left alone. As a consequence, many recommend quick and painless euthanization."

http://contexts.org/socimages/2010/06/14/de-oiled-birds-good-for-bp-bad-for-birds/