Success: Company Removes Inhumane Bird Traps


Target: John H. Felder Jr., Senior Director of Seabreeze Management Company

Goal: Thank management company for discontinuing the use of harmful bird traps to remove unwanted pigeons

A previous ForceChange petition demanded that a California management firm stop using cruel methods and devices to trap bothersome pigeons. Ensnared and neglected for days, these pigeons were left to suffer in confined spaces despite numerous complaints from onlookers and apartment residents. Fortunately, officials at the Seabreeze Management Company have ceased this inhumane practice and will hopefully explore nonlethal alternatives to bird control.

Originally, the management company deployed the traps at the Stadium Lofts apartments, capturing pigeons and ignoring them as they suffered from starvation and dehydration. When protested by concerned passersby, the company merely repositioned the traps out of sight. Thankfully, animal rights group PETA has reported Seabreeze Management’s change of heart, citing the company’s initial plans to continue the cruel measures but later removing the traps altogether. Whether the company will employ other, less injurious techniques was not specified by PETA. Nonetheless, this event marks a victory for both conservationists and animals alike.

Pursuing this form of bird control would have not only been detrimental to the local pigeon population, it would have been costly and ultimately ineffective. Pigeon Control Advisory Service (PiCAS) research suggests that lethal measures only increase pigeon numbers. Creating a surplus in food among the few survivors would have stimulated rapid breeding. Thus, employing bird traps would have exacerbated the problem and could have possibly resulted in further pigeon mortality in response to the population increase.

By discontinuing this practice, the Seabreeze Management Company has saved money, effort, and most importantly, the lives of local pigeons. Please join us in thanking the Senior Director of the company for valuing these pigeons’ welfare and sparing them from further agony.


Dear Mr. Felder Jr.,

Thank you for listening to the voice of animal rights groups and conservationists who protested against the use of harmful bird traps. While pigeons can be pesky animals to control, they are still living beings that can feel pain and suffer in ways similar to you and me. I appreciate you not losing sight of this; your change of heart is truly noble and worth commending.

In the future, I urge you to explore nonlethal alternatives to pest control. The Pigeon Control Advisory Service details multiple techniques for decreasing the pigeon population in humane, effective ways. Not only will this save you funds, effort, and time, it will spare pigeons from unnecessary confinement and pain.

Thank you again for your judicious, empathetic decision in this matter. Please continue to consider animal welfare when making similar choices.


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Photo credit: Keven Law via Wikimedia Commons

Original petition: Demand Management Company Stop Using Cruel Bird Traps

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