Protest the Poisoning of Birds in Nevada Neighborhood

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Target: Trish Hall, President of Colonial Property Management

Goal: To prevent the inhumane poisoning of innocent neighborhood birds.

Because all neighborhoods are prone to birds and other harmless creatures, humans and animals tend to get along fairly well. However, a homeowners’ association in Mesquite, Nevada called Rock Springs One is contemplating poisoning the birds that live around the neighborhood. They intend to kill pigeons and other kinds of birds by using a cruel toxin called Avitrol. This poison causes a long and torturous death for wildlife and domestic animals that may consume the bodies of these poisoned animals.

Not only is the poisoning of innocent birds inhumane, the homeowner’s association (HOA) has not considered the tradeoffs of such a violent removal of a species from an ecosystem. Avitrol’s slogan is “bringing balance to an unbalanced environment,” but the exact opposite is true. An ecosystem is very delicate due to an undisturbed balance of prey and predators; without the birds to moderate the food supply, a surge in breeding can occur for incoming and surviving species. In the end, the use of Avitrol is dangerous not only to the targeted creatures, but to the ecosystem in which they live.

Sign the petition now to prevent the cruel and barbaric deaths of innocent birds and to preserve an ecosystem that already functions beautifully without intervention.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Trish Hall,

I write to you in defense of the pigeons and other birds living in Rock Springs One in Mesquite, Nevada. Contrary to popular belief, using Avitrol to kill innocent birds is cruel. Avitrol causes a slow and torturous death not only for the birds, but for domestic animals that consume the bodies of the targeted species. The idea that a homeowners’ association would consider using this poison to get rid of birds is disturbing, and I urge you to vote against the idea.

In addition, I urge you to consider the tradeoffs of removing an entire species from a well-established ecosystem. Birds regulate food supply just like any other predator does, and if they are removed from the environment in which they live, this can promote a surge in breeding for invasive and surviving species.

Rock Springs One will always share a space with birds and other wildlife. Please consider this fact before you decide to poison any creature that might harmlessly wander or fly through the area.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Fran Fulwiler says:

    When one species within an ecosystem is poisoned, that poison is spread to other animal and plant species throughout the ecosystem, including humans, dogs and cats.

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