Don’t Annihilate Entire Colony of Cliff Swallows

Target: Caroline Mulroney, Minister, Ministry of Transportation Ontario

Goal: Protect the colony of Cliff Swallows under the Argyle Bridge before it is demolished.

The Argyle Bridge in Ontario is home to the largest colony of Cliff Swallows in the area. Yet it is slated for demolition and reconstruction, posing a serious threat to the birds. The new bridge design does not allow the swallows to make nests as they cannot build on a metal structure, putting the 65 current nests and their residents in danger. Animal protection regulations are being blatantly ignored since any colony over eight nests must be protected.

The government is paying $2 million to protect the local mussel population in the water, but refuses to make any changes to help the Cliff Swallows. This is especially negligent since simple solutions, such as coating the metal beams, would allow the swallows to safely nest.

Sign this petition to urge the government to responsibly care for a protected migratory species, and safeguard the Cliff Swallows.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Honourable Mulroney,

The destruction of the Argyle Bridge also spells destruction for the Cliff Swallows that find homes under its arches. Simple measures can be taken to make the new bridge a suitable habitat for these animals, yet your government is failing to take adequate measures.

The 65 nests under the bridge make perhaps the largest colony in southern Ontario, and it is negligent to ignore the significance of a nest site of this magnitude.

The project is clearly concerned about its environmental impact, as indicated by the vigilance of the mussels in the water, and I urge you to safeguard all animals who are impacted by this construction.

Protect the vulnerable Cliff Swallows under Argyle Bridge.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ingrid Taylar

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29 Comments

  1. Jaime Perez says:

    There are better ways to fix this problem. Killing isn’t one of them! Animals suffer enough at the hands of uncaring humans.

  2. Michelle Stewart says:

    Do not touch any of those birds. They are protected

  3. Agree all comments how about killing animal abuse people there the problem in this world not enough done about this if was a child they would be different this world is cruel .

  4. This is utterly unacceptable! These birds are protected. Do the right thing! If you have to demolish this bridge relocate these birds with the partnership of a bird or wildlife protection agency. DO THE RIGHT THING.

  5. Leave these birds ALONE!!!!!

  6. Your OBLIGATION and DUTY TO THE WORLD is to Protect the vulnerable Cliff Swallows under Argyle Bridge, and NOT destroy them. MIGRATORY BIRDS are PRECIOUS to our Planet’s eco-system and shall BE PROTECTED! The DESTRUCTION OF Cliff Swallows is nothing but a SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME!!!! Leave these birds ALONE!!!!! Humans have done enough environmental damage already. ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!

  7. YOU WANT TO LIVE AND SO DOES THESE BIRDS–COAT THE BEAM UNDER THE BRIDGE THUS ALLOWING THE SWALLOWS TO BUILD THEIR NESTS– DO NOT KILL THE SWALLOWS LIKE YOU DO THE BABY SEALS–THE WRATH OF THE UNIVERSE FALLS ON ALL YOU AUTHORITIES.

  8. Janet Garraghan says:

    There are too many backward degenerates who are selfish, cruel and heartless! Too many evil monsters who couldn’t care less about the suffering of any other living creature! How could any decent human being find this acceptable! It’s sadistic! Poor, poor defenceless birds! Breaks my heart! Selfish to the core and don’t give a damn about the world around them! I despair of the human race! Take the measures needed for goodness sake!

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