Target: Kentucky Circle Village, a small community in Kentucky State
Goal: Protect squirrels from being relocated miles away from their natural homes in Kentucky
When animals are considered a nuisance, humane methods of trapping and relocation are often employed to fix the problem. If, however, animals that pose no threat or nuisance to humans are trapped for convenience purposes and relocated at the expense of the animal, something must change. Sadly, Kentucky Circle Village has decided that squirrels are an irritation to its community and have begun to relocate them ten or more miles away from their homes. While they are not directly harming the animals, squirrels that are relocated far from their habitat suffer immensely. Urge Kentucky Circle Village to stop trapping these harmless creatures immediately.
Concerned residents of the village who recently voiced their disapproval of the trapppings were told that relocation efforts were approved by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). This was not true. PETA is now urging the administration to stop disturbing the wildlife.
When squirrels are relocated even a mile from their homes, they have difficulty finding their way back and, without adequate shelter, are left prey to predators. It is hard for them to find new sources of food, and other squirrels that do not recognize their scent may attack to protect territory. Unweaned babies, often left behind, cannot adapt properly without shelter and nourishment. Consequently, they starve to death. The seemingly harmless process of trapping actually leaves squirrels vulnerable to many dangers.
PETA has now offered to assist with “effective, humane squirrel-control methods” but were rudely turned away by the Kentucky Circle Village administration. This unacceptable behavior is causing damage to Kentucky’s squirrels, and if it persists, could pose a larger threat to the state’s wildlife in the future.
Give Kentucky Circle Village a courteous nudge to halt squirrel trapping so that humane methods can be employed. There is no reason, other than convenience, that this administration would refuse help that would benefit their community as well as provide safety for non-bothersome squirrels. While some may consider these small creatures to be irritating, animals have made a home of Kentucky land longer than humans have, and their natural habitat is being destroyed daily by the same people who consider them a problem. Wildlife must be respected and maintained.
Dear Kentucky Circle Village,
Your efforts to manage the squirrel population in your community are problematic and I urge you to stop them immediately. Concerned residents of the Kentucky Circle Village have already voiced their disapproval, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have offered to employ alternative and humane methods of squirrel control. Despite this, you have refused to stop harmful trapping methods, and you refuse help that was freely offered. It is time to halt this practice, as you are indirectly killing off the squirrel population and damaging the ecosystem in your area.
Relocating squirrels even a mile away from their naturally built habitat leaves them vulnerable to predators and other territorial squirrels. Their unweaned babies are left motherless and cannot be properly sheltered and fed. For this reason, squirrels that are relocated suffer deadly fates more often than not. It is cruel that you continue to trap these small and helpless creatures, and I urge you to allow humane control methods to be used instead. Save your squirrels, and save your community from a damaged ecosystem in the future.
[Your Name Here]