Don’t Kill Thousands of Injured Grey Squirrels

Target: George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Goal: Allow grey squirrels to be released back into the wild.

Wildlife rehabilitation centers across the United Kingdom receive numerous calls each year to aide grey squirrels. However, a new policy has determined that this invading species is no longer allowed to be released back into the wild once they have been properly rehabilitated. This comes as a death sentence to most grey squirrels in the country. While the new laws allow the centers to keep the animals until they die from natural causes, most centers do not have the necessary facilities to permanently keep that many. This will result in injured squirrels being left in the wild to die a horrible death or being taken in where care workers will be forced to euthanize them.

This cruel ruling must be overturned. It is not the animals’ fault that they ended up as an alien in a strange country, and they should not be punished and killed for humankind’s error. Sign this petition to urge the British government to allow the proper rehabilitation of all animals within its borders.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Honourable Eustice,

I understand that grey squirrels are not a native species to your country. However, this does not give your government the right to sign their death warrant. These animals were brought over in the past by human error, and it is not the fault of the current squirrels where they live. Your recent ruling that these animals cannot be re-released into the wild following rehabilitation will force many wildlife care centers to unnecessarily euthanize the grey squirrels that come through their doors.

I urge you to reconsider this ruling and find other means of controlling the population of this foreign species.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: TheOtherKev


46 Comments

  1. Stop Animal Abuse says:

    MANKIND IS THE ONLY TRULY FOREIN INVADER ON EVERY CONTINENT THAT TRULY NEEDS TO BE REMOVED! STOP KILLING OTHER SPECIES AND STOP KILLING THEM INTO EXTINCTION! NOW! YOU ARE NOT SUPERIOR-ACTUALLY EXCEPTIONALLY INFERIOR POLLUTING EVERY INCH OF EARTH!

  2. Michelle Stewart says:

    Release them into sanctuaries. Do not kill them unnecessarily

  3. ALWAYS FUCKING HUMAN BEINGS SO WILLING TO KILL INNOCENT ANIMALS WHEN IT’S HUMANS THAT ARE DESTROYING THE PLANET WITH EVERYTHING IN IT!

  4. Another brain dead idea, just like the badger killings, when will these bureaucrats begin to learn from their failings ?

    • They know but they are bribed by corrupt interests. People need to pull up on those corrupt politicians and businessmen.

  5. KILLING is NOT an option! Squirrels shall NOT be VICTIMS of humankind’s BRAINLESS error. SHAME & DISGRACE on the U.K.

  6. Linda updegraff says:

    Have a hunting season, like with deer, turkeys! At least give them a chance at life after rehabbers saved them! Release them❤️🙏🐾🐾

  7. Julia Edinger says:

    Sharing this perfect comment from “STOP ANIMAL ABUSE”
    “MANKIND IS THE ONLY TRULY FOREIN INVADER ON EVERY CONTINENT THAT TRULY NEEDS TO BE REMOVED! STOP KILLING OTHER SPECIES AND STOP KILLING THEM INTO EXTINCTION! NOW! YOU ARE NOT SUPERIOR-ACTUALLY EXCEPTIONALLY INFERIOR POLLUTING EVERY INCH OF EARTH! “

    • Manitou CalmStorm says:

      You have a totally out of the question idea here old girl. God put us here. Ergo, we are NOT an invasive species. If God put us here, he did for a reason. Just the evil animal abusers need irradiated.

      Don’t go blaming God for something that is Satan’s fault. The only good animal abuser is a dead animal abusers. Period. These people are not the children of God they are the Spawn of Satan.

  8. George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    The precious and innocent Grey Squirrels must be released back into the wild immediately.
    Comment below by Julia Edinger is so true. The lowlife human species are the monsters that need to be removed from the planet.

    “MANKIND IS THE ONLY TRULY FOREIN INVADER ON EVERY CONTINENT THAT TRULY NEEDS TO BE REMOVED! STOP KILLING OTHER SPECIES AND STOP KILLING THEM INTO EXTINCTION! NOW! YOU ARE NOT SUPERIOR-ACTUALLY EXCEPTIONALLY INFERIOR POLLUTING EVERY INCH OF EARTH! “

  9. How about transporting them back to their nation of origin? But no corporation makes money from it so it will not be done. The govt can get funds by fining people for littering and other infractions.

  10. Besa Lapi says:

    Squirrels are living, breathing beings that feel pain and hurt like you and I.
    Killing innocent animals is practice for becoming a serial killer!

  11. We MUST devise a HUMANE solution — RELEASE Squirrels in locations where they are not in competition with others — there’s also SPAYING & NEUTERING prior to RELEASE (like we do with outdoor Cats) — we MUST RESPECT and CARE for our wild Animals — we all have a place on this Planet.

  12. Stop murdering innocent babies!

  13. How utterly cruel of the UK to treat animals in this way. When will they accept that at this stage, grey squirrels belong in Britain?

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