Over 30 Maimed and Killed Pelicans Deserve Justice

Target: Charlton Bonham, Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Goal: Find those responsible for maiming and killing over 30 brown pelicans.

A brown pelican was found with its humerus bone protruding through its skin, and its wing had been twisted several times around. In less than a year, more than 30 other pelicans have been found maimed or killed along the Southern California beach between San Clemente and Huntington Beach.

Historically, fishermen tend to have conflicts with pelicans, who they accuse of stealing their bait or interfering in their catch in other ways. It is suspected that foul play is involved in these incidents.

“There is a history of members of the public having issues with pelicans, particularly fishermen,” Elizabeth Wood from the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center stated. “Just based on that history, people are worrying that the same thing is happening again.”

Although the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incidents, there do not appear to be any suspects identified yet. Sign this petition to ask authorities to devote more resources to finding and prosecuting those responsible for these attacks.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Charlton Bonham,

Over 30 brown pelicans have been found maimed or killed in the past year in Southern California. One such injury entailed a bird with its humerus bone protruding through its skin, and its wing had been twisted several times around.

Historically, fishermen have been known to have conflicts with pelicans due to the birds sometimes interfering with the fishermens’ catch or stealing their bait. Although no suspects have been identified, it is suspected these attacks are being conducted by humans.

Please devote more resources to finding and prosecuting whoever is responsible for these heinous attacks.

Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Elizabeth Wood


50 Comments

  1. All animal abusing scumbags globally, must be exterminated!

  2. EXECUTE THE PERSON/S WHO DID THIS!!!!NO MERCY FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS!!!

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